N35,000 air conditioner lands man in court

    A 24-year-old man, Mutia Oriyomi, who allegedly stole a split air conditioner valued at N35,000, was on Tuesday brought before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun.
    Oriyomi is facing a two-count charge of stealing and conspiracy but pleaded not guilty when the case was mentioned.
    The police prosecutor, Corporal Mustapha Abdulkareem, said the accused with others still at large, committed the offences on June 7 at 3.30 p.m. at Phase One in Iju area of Ota.
    National Daily gathered that Abdulkareem conspired to steal the split air conditioner worth N35,000, property of Madam Mariam Abubakar.
    “The accused was caught by the vigilance group in the area and was handled over to the police.”
    The offences was said to have contravened Sections 390(9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
    In her ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mrs A. I. Adelaja, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
    The case was adjourned until July 21 for hearing.