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Ondo tailor remanded for stealing pot of soup

An Ondo State Magistrate Court has remanded a tailor, Adua Fatogun, for allegedly stealing a pot of soup.

Fatogun was dragged before the court over the offence of burglary and theft, which he committed on October 12, 2023, at about 9am at Ifeleye Street, Ayeyemi in Ondo town.

The 19-year-old suspect also allegedly stole gas cylinders, and other items worth N311,100.

The defendant was said to have stolen the property of three persons: Felix Ogunbolade, Adeoga Aboodun, and Akinsete Adurayemi.

The Police prosecutor, Bernard Olagbayi, said the offences contravened Section 383 and were punishable under Section 412(1), 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State.

When the charge was read to him, Fatogun pleaded not guilty to the four-count charge.

Olagbayi urged the court to adjourn the case to enable him to present the prosecution witnesses and prepare them for the trial.

However, the defendant was not legally represented.

The presiding Magistrate, O. A. Omofolarin, in her ruling, remanded the defendant till February 19, 2024, for trial.

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