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In Ogun Man docked over alleged attempt to steal, damage roof, window

The defendant is standing trial on a two-count charge of felony, and unlawful property damage levelled against him.

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A 20-year-old man, Adebiyi Kehinde, was on Wednesday brought before an Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly damaging an aluminum window and roofing sheets valued at N80,000 during an attempt to steal.

The defendant, Adebiyi Kehinde, is standing trial on a two-count charge of felony, and unlawful property damage levelled against him.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Idowu Ogunleye, told the court that accused and others at large, committed the offence on April, 4, at about 10:00 a.m. at Oju-Irin Way, Ijeja Community, Obada-Oko area in Abeokuta.

Ogunleye alleged that the defendant committed felony by tearing a window net and unlawfully damaged roofing sheets of the building belonging to one Anjorin Bolanle.

“The accused person and others at large attempted to steal from the complainant’s house.

“The accused tore the window net and damaged the roof, for him to gain entrance into the complainant’s room.

“Unfortunately for them, they were sighted by some bricklayers who were working in a building not far from where the accused and his accomplice were trying to operate.

“The bricklayers immediately went to inform some of the landlords in the community, which later led to arrest of the accused, while his accomplice escaped,’’ he said.

Ogunleye, said that the alleged offences contravened Sections 508, and 451 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The Magistrate, Mrs Tope Adebutu, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety.

She adjourned the case until April 26, for continuation of hearing. 

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