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Man arraigned over car theft in Osun

By Nofisat Marindoti, The Nigerian Voice, Osogbo
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A 27-year old man, Johnson Michael, has been arraigned before a magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, over alleged car theft.

Prosecutor Duro Adekunle, said the accused person stole the sienna bus on the 7th of October, at Deborah event centre in Osogbo.

He said the bus which values N1,800,000 belongs to one Abu Lukman Olatunbosun.

The prosecutor identified Michael as a notorious car snatcher, who had long been involved in the act.

He further argued before the court that the offence of the accused person is contrary to section 383 (1) and punishable under section 390(9)(10A) of the Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol. II laws of Osun State Nigeria 2002.

The accused person however, pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled against him.

Counsel to the accused, Barrister Remigus Ngwu, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.

Magistrate Ashiru Ayeni in his ruling, granted the accused person bail in the sum of N250 000 with two sureties.

The case was thereby adjourned till the 22nd of December.