A 19-year-old tailor in Ondo State, Soji Ogunya, who abandoned his job of sewing clothes for a dangerous profession, has been arrested by the police and dragged before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ondo State.
Ogunya was caught after he allegedly jumped over the fence of a house on his street, entered the building and stole as many goods as his hands could carry.
He allegedly stealing a laptop and 10 cellphones worth N173,000.
The police charged Ogunya with three counts of felony, burglary and stealing.
Police lawyer, Inspector Ayodeji Omoyeigha, told the court that Ogunya committed the offence on February 5 around 11 pm at No. 4 Akinya Street in Okitipupa.
He said the Ogunya broke into the house of one Adekunle Akinya and stole one HP Compaq laptop valued at N35,000, 250GB hard disk drive valued N10,000, one WX 3P valued N28,000 and 10 different phones belonging to different customers valued N100,000 totalling N173.000.
He said the offence contravened sections 412, 516 and 390(9), Criminal Code, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.
But Ogunya denied the charge.
Chief Magistrate Dickson Ogunfuyi granted him N20,000 bail with one surety in the like sum, who must present evidence of one-year tax clearance. He adjourned the case until April 16 for further hearing.
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