Motorcyclist arraigned over alleged N100,000 theft

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Okitipupa, Ondo State.

A 30-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Tayo Olabode on Friday appeared before an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State over alleged stealing of N100,000.

The defendant, whose address was not given, is facing a one-count charge bordering on stealing.

The Police Prosecutor, ASP Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the defendant on July 19, around 11: 30 a.m. at First Bank in Okitipupa, Okitipupa magisterial district committed the offence.

Orogbemi said that the defendant used the First Bank ATM belonging to one Stella Akorede to withdraw N100,000 from her bank account without her consent.

He added that the offence was contrary and punishable under Section 390 (9), Criminal Code, Cap.37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.

Meanwhile, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge brought against him.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Cletus Ojuola granted the defendant bail in the sum of N100, 000 and two sureties in like sum.

He added that the sureties who must reside within the court jurisdiction must also show and present evidence of two years tax payment paid to the state government.

Ojuola adjourned the case until Oct. 18, for further hearing. 

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