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
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.