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Woman,30, docked for stealing 20 bags of rice

09 October 2013, 18:30

Ile-Ife - A 30-year-old woman, Taiwo Ajayi, was on Wednesday arraigned in an Ile-Ife Magistrates' Court in Osun for allegedly stealing 20 bags of rice.

The Police Prosecutor, Oluranti Osho, told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 2 at Olorunsogo Market, Modakeke in Ife, Osun.

Osho said that the accused collected 20 bags of rice, valued at N210,000 from one Risikat Dauda with intent to defraud her.

He alleged that the accused promised to pay N210,000 to the complainant after selling the rice when she knew that she would not fulfil the promise.

According to him, the offence is contrary to and punishable under sections 383, 390 and 419 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol 11 Laws of Osun, 2003.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge against her.

The Defence Counsel, Victor Arojo, pleaded for the bail of his client, promising that the accused would provide reliable sureties and would not jump bail.

The Magistrate, Adijat Oloyade, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.

Oloyade said that the surety should swear to affidavit of means, reside within the court's jurisdiction, produce three years tax clearance certificates as well as two recent passport photographs.

She adjourned the case to Nov. 6.


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