For allegedly stealing a laptop and other valuables worth N118,000, a 35-year-old woman, Ganiyu Bisiriyu, was on Friday brought before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun.
Biririyu, whose address was not provided, is facing a charge of stealing.She, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
But the Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Chudu Gbesi, countered her `not guilty’ plea, insisting that the accused committed the offence on May 5 at 5.00 a. m. at Ijoko near Ota.
Gbesi alleged that the accused stole the laptop and other items belonging to the complainant, Mr Charles Nnadi.
“The accused was caught in the act by some neighbours and was taken to the police station.”
The offence contravened Section 319 (9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
In his ruling, the Senior Magistrate, Mr G. E. Akan, granted the woman bail in the sum of N100,00 with two sureties in like sum.
He said the sureties should reside within the court’s jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed.
In addition, the sureties should show evidence of tax payments to Ogun Government.
The case was adjourned until May 24 for mention.