The police, on Wednesday, arraigned a teenager, Tope Ojo, before an Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, for alleged burglary and theft of property valued N10,500.
Ojo, 18, whose address was not given, is facing a two-count charge of burglary and stealing, but he pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Prosecutor, Insp Celeb Latemo, told the court, presided over by Magistrate P.T Ajibade, that the accused committed the offences at Ereguru St reet, Ado Ekiti at about 3:a.m on Jan. 7.
He alleged that the accused broke into the the shop of the complainant, Yinka Adedeji and stole DVD player with remote control valued N8,000, one socket valued N2,000 and two packets of rothmans valued N400.
Other stolen items listed by the prosecutor included one lighter valued N50.00 and N50.00 cash all valued N10,500.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 413(1) and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap C 16 Vol.1, Law of Ekiti State Nigeria 2012.
The magistrate granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She said that the sureties must deposit a photocopy of their valid I.D cards with the court’s registrar.
Ajibade added that the sureties must both reside within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the case to Jan. 25 for mention.