Saleswoman, 23, docked over alleged theft of 4 phones, N18,000



A 23-year-old saleswoman, Nifemi Ogunmola, on Monday appeared in an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing four mobile phones and N18,000 at the Fayose market in Ado-Ekiti.

The police charged Ogunmola, whose address was not given, with theft.

The police prosecutor, Insp Monica Ikebuilo, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Feb. 18 at 8.30 a.m. at shop No M18 at the Fayose market in Ado-Ekiti.

She alleged that the accused stole two Infinix Hot 6 phones valued at N78,000, one itel P12 valued at N27,000, one itel 2171 valued at N3,500 and N18,000 .

Ikebuilo said that the estimated total value of the items and cash allegedly stolen was N126,500 belonging to Mrs Bolanle Akinwumi.

The prosecutor said that the accused, a saleswoman in a phone shop, sold four cell phones to a customer, who deceived her, claiming to have made payment through internet transfer .

She said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 390 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to theft.

Counsel to the accused , Mr Bayo Idowu, urged the court to grant his client bail and promised that the accused would not jump bail.

The Magistrate, Mrs Omolola Akosile, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Akosile adjourned the case until June 20 for hearing.


Navy organises refresher training  on weapons handling, marksmanship for personnel Young farmers call for repositioning of agric sector Couple, 2 others arrested for alleged possession of human skull in Ogun NGO trains volunteers for advocacy of gender issues in Kwara World Rabies Day: Veterinary association calls for speedy review of legislation Lagos Airport Command gets new CP Buhari greets President XI Jinping on China’s 71st Anniversary Positive sentiment: Stock market opens week with N99bn growth Kwara labour unions issue 14 days ultimatum to Kwara Govt. Digitisation of government activities will reduce corruption -Fayemi Yoruba groups dissociate selves from planned Oct. 1 rally, support united Nigeria Abia Govt., NSE to partner on SME development Cassava farmers want soft loans to boost garri production Ondo governorship election: we’ll continue to play neutral role – IG 60th Independence Anniversary :Group appeals to President Buhari to evacuate stranded Nigerian traders in Ghana Ember months: FRSC tasks motorists on safe driving, traffic rules Niger Govt. Set to reopen schools on Oct. 4 3 drivers, supplier face N26.1m theft charge Lai Mohammed preaches unity at Nigeria @60 historical exhibition UNGA74: Buhari congratulates Muhammad-Bande on successful tenure [email protected]: LASG reduces water transportation fare Sen. Al-Makura lauds organised labour for suspending protest, strike Club pledges to construct N150m Accident, Emergency Ward Kaduna SUBEB opens bid for N7b UBEC intervention projects Mali: Again, ECOWAS to deliberate on grey areas as Jonathan briefs Buhari FG to conduct census of businesses Ondo 2020: Sanwo-Olu drums support for Akeredolu, ICPC uncovers  illegal diversion of part of N2.67 meant for school feeding programme Subsidy removal: FG sets up modalities to disburse 2,000 buses Gov. Bagudu seeks stakeholders’ collaboration to achieve free rabies status by 2030 FG launches digital Nigeria portal, mobile app 20th Anniversary: ICPC commends Enugu residents for joining in crusade against corruption Security: NIS trains 320 personnel for North-West operations  Paraguayan club president gets lifetime ban for match manipulation NOA trains 17 officers for campaign to end open defecation in Enugu Lagos by-elections: We’ll win by landslide – APC Premier League has one month to decide on any handball law change request Oct.1: China honours 49 outstanding Nigerians working for Chinese coys in Nigeria Portuguese team walk back from stadium after Cup defeat 2020/2021 Legal Year: Kogi CJ assures of speedy, efficient administration of justice Corruption: Buhari vows to check `greed of a callous few’ Council chairman condemns assassination attempt on Nsukka market leader ICPC not targeting lawmakers with Constituency Projects Tracking – Chairman Lawmaker  appeals for release of abducted ECDA chairman in Nasarawa State  LASG inaugurates team to curtail encroachment on Magodo road Military sustains air onslaught against terrorists, hits hideouts in Borno Lagarde’s peace at risk as ECB splits over virus response – sources Association urges police to redouble efforts on security in Abuja Nigeria at 60: Citizens caution FG on foreign borrowings Kano SUBEB trains 50 teachers on toy making