A 46-year-old woman, Adewunmi Adedayo, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for allegedly stealing N455,000 cash and a cell phone worth N39,000, all valued at N494,000.
Adedayo, of no fixed address, is facing a one-count charge of stealing.
The Prosecutor, Insp. E. O. Adaraloye, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on Aug. 24, 2019, at about 5.00 p.m. at Papa Aro, Oju-Ore,Ota.
Adaraloye said that the defendant entered the shop of the complainant, Yunusa Tope, to steal N455,000 cash and a cell phone worth N39, 000, all valued at N494,000.
“The defendant was caught by a passersby and handed over to the police,” he said.
Adaraloye said that the offence contravened Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Adeyemi, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
She ordered that the sureties must reside within the Court’s jurisdiction and be gainfully employed with evidence of tax payment to Ogun Government.
The case was adjourned until June 24 for trial.