The Police in Osun on Thursday, arraigned Funke Adetunji, 48 and Isaac Sunday, 25, in an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing 80 crates of eggs.
The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Emmanuel Abdullahi, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on Nov 27, around 08:06 p.m. at Garbrik Poultry Farm at Alakowe Area, Ile-Ife.
Abdullahi said that the defendants with one other already standing trial in Suit No: MIF/340c/2022 conspired among themselves to commit felony to wit: stealing.
He added that the defendants stole 80 crates of eggs worth N144,000, property of Eluyemi Bowofolu.
The offence, he said, contravenes the provisions of sections: 390(9) and 516 of the criminal code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and theft.
The Defence Counsel, Mr. M. A. Adeyemi, applied for bail for Adetunji in the most liberal terms.
He pledged that his client would not jump bail, but would provide reliable sureties, while Sunday, was not legally represented.
Magistrate O. B. Adediwura admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100,000 with one surety each in like sum.
Adediwura said the surety must swear to an affidavit of means and provide three recent passport photographs.
The case was adjourned until Jan 17 for hearing.(NAN)
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