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  • Updated: March 31, 2023

Oyo Police Arraigns 54-Year-Old For Phone Theft

The Nigerian Police, Oyo State Command, has charged Innocent Udoh, 54, before an Iyaganku Magistrate’s Court, Ibadan, for allegedly stealing 70 phones worth N1.75 million.

Udoh, whose address was not provided was charged on Friday with conspiracy and theft.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Police Prosecutor, ASP Sikiru Ibrahim, told the court that Udoh and others at large committed the theft on March 30 from 12.00 am to 5.00 am in the Mokola area of Ibadan.

Ibrahim alleged that Udoh stole 50 pieces of Itel phones worth N750,000 and 20 pieces of secondhand android phones worth N1 million, from one Nwaoma Ezeco.

He said the offences contravened Sections 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal Laws of Oyo State, 2000.

The Magistrate, T. B. Oyekanmi, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.

She also adjourned the case until April 26 for a substantive hearing.

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