In Ibadan Casual worker docked for allegedly stealing cell phones worth N37K

The accused allegedly stole one Samsung cell phone screen touch, valued at N22, 000, and a Techno cell phone worth N15,000.

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A 32-year-old casual worker, Olatunde Oladejo, was on Monday charged before an Iyaganku Senior Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, for allegedly stealing cell phones valued at N37, 000 belonging to his boss.

Oladejo, who works at a printing firm on Ashaka Road, Itamaya area, Foko, Ibadan, is facing a charge of stealing.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Philip Amusan, told the court that the accused allegedly stole one Samsung cell phone screen touch, valued at N22, 000, and a Techno cell phone worth N15,000.

Amusan said the phones belonged to one Omoniyi Rotifa of No. 11, Lodge St. Oke-Ado, Ibadan, who employed the accused as casual worker at his printing office.

He said Oladejo who was employed on Sept. 22, allegedly stole the cell phones and other phones belonging to a staff of the company and escaped.

Since then Oladejo was not seen at the shop, but luck ran against him when the complainant saw him and took him to the police Station,” Amusan added.

He said the offence contravened Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The accused pleaded not guilty.

The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Patricia Adetuyibi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N40,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till February 13.

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