A 27-year-old man, Adebayo Olawale, who allegedly broke into a house and stole N80,000, was on Tuesday brought before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun.

Olawale, whose address is unknown, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and burglary.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Nov. 14, at about 11.00 p.m. at No. 26, Aanuoluwapo Ilupewo Estate, Ota.

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Mustapha said the accused broke into the house of one Dare Awolumate and stole N80,000.

He said the offences contravened Sections 412 and 508 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B. B. Adebowale, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Adebowale said the sureties must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction and must swear to an affidavit of means.

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She also ordered that the sureties should provide evidence of tax payment to the Ogun Government and should submit four recent passport photographs to the court.

The case was adjourned until Dec. 11, for hearing.


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