Police arraign teenager over phone theft in Osun

The Osun State Police Command on Tuesday arraigned an 18-year-old man, Musibahu Ganiyu, before a Magistrate Court sitting in Osogbo over alleged theft of an Infinix Smart 7 phone.

The Police Prosecutor, ASP Akintunde Jacob, told the court that the defendant committed the offense on October 14 , 2023, at Omo-Ade Oguntunde Street, Ilobu.

Jacob said the defendant conspired with one other person to steal an Infinix Smart 7 phone owned by one Oladapo Olubukola, after pretending to buy drugs from the complainant’s chemist shop.

He said that the defendant pretended to be sick when they approached the chemist before carting away her mobile phone.

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“The police were able to tracked the mobile number before the defendant was arrested and brought to court,” the prosecutor said.

The prosecutor added that the offense contravened Section 390 of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol. 11 , Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge of theft preferred against him and had no legal representative.

The Magistrate, A . Adeniran, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N300, 000 and two sureties in the like sum.

Adeniran said the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, with evidence of tax payment.

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The case was adjourned to November 13 for hearing.

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