Court Remands Man, 26 Over Laptop Theft

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An Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun, on Thursday, remanded one Lawrence Olajide, 26, in the Nigerian Correctional Service over alleged laptop theft.

The defendant is facing a five-count charge of conspiracy, burglary, entering, stealing and robbery.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Nov 11, around 1.00 am. at Glory to Glory Hostel, Ibadan Road, Ile-Ife.

Osanyintuyi said that the defendant conspired with others, now at large, to commit felony, to wit burglary, entering and stealing.

He added that the defendant burgled into the dwelling house of one Onwumere Chinyenwa by cutting the window net, with intent to commit felony therein.

According to him, the defendant entered through the window into the dwelling house of Chinyenwa, with intent to commit felony therein.

The prosecutor said further that the defendant thereafter stole one HP laptop worth N110,000 through the window.

He listed other stolen items to include I-Phone 7, valued at N100,000, shoulder-length black hair wig, valued at N15,000 and wallet containing N3,000 cash, all totalling N228,000.

Osanyintuyi said that the offence contravened Sections 383, 390(9), 401, 411, 412 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The defence counsel, Mr Babatunde Oni, applied for the bail of the defendant in the most liberal term.

Oni pledged that his client would not jump bail, but would provide reliable surety.

Magistrate Muhibah Olatunji did not grant the bail of the defendant.

Olatunji, however, asked the defendant to come with formal application.

She, thereafter, adjourned the case until Dec. 2, for hearing.


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