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Friday, 8 February 2013
Police arraign Ogun Monarch for stealing Plantain
The Baale of Imedu-Nla in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, Chief Jimoh Adebayo, and two others were arraigned at an Owode-Egba Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing a bunch of plantain from a church.
They were alleged to have scaled the fence of the church where they reportedly stole the bunch of plantain valued at N2, 000.
One of the accused persons was also alleged to have threatened and chased the pastor of the church with cutlass when the latter caught him.
The police prosecutor, Sergeant Evidence Onyenmaobi, told the court that the monarch alongside two other persons whose names were given as 70-year-old Wahab Atenreti and Surajudeen Ayenreti, 35, allegedly connived to steal the bunch of plantain within the premises of Jubilee Baptist Church in the area on December 31, 2012.
The prosecutor argued that the offence contravened Sections 516, 390 (9) and 86 (2) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State, 2006.
However, the Baale and the two others pleaded not guilty to the three counts of conspiracy, stealing and threat to life.
Their counsel, Mr. Ade Agbolade pleaded with the court to grant his clients bail, assuring that they would not jump bail.