Mother, son, others arraigned for theft in Osun

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Mother, son, others arraigned for theft in Osun

A 52-year-old woman, Patience Ayube and her son, Josiah Ayube, on Wednesday appeared before an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife over the theft of a motorcycle.

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Also arraigned alongside the duo were Joseph Oluwaseun and Friday Emmanuel said to have conspired to steal the motorcycle worth N285, 000.

Addressing the court, the police prosecutor, Abdullahi Emmanuel, said the defendants conspired and stole one Honda motorcycle worth N285,000, belonging to one Emmanuel Akpan.

Emmanuel further accused the defendants of conduct likely to cause a breach of public peace when they attacked Akpan.

The offences committed were said to be contrary to sections 249(d), 390(9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.

The defendants pleaded not guilty.

The defence counsel, Mr Olalekan Babatunde, urged the court to admit them to bail in liberal terms.

Ruling on the application, the presiding magistrate, A. Oyebadejo, admitted each of the defendants to bail in the sum of N50,000 or a surety in like sum.

The matter was adjourned till June 30 for hearing.

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