A Nigerian Police officeThe police, on Monday, summoned a 32-year-elderly person, Bello Ismaila, before an Ado Ekiti Boss Judges’ Court for purportedly getting taken cows.
The defendant allegedly received two stolen cattle from Abdulkadril Buba around 5 p.m. on May 21 at Ogotun Ekiti, according to the police prosecutor, Insp. Johnson Okunade.
According to Okunade, “The offence contravenes Section 343(1) of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State 2021,” he requested that the court postpone the case so that he could examine the case file and gather his witnesses.
Mr. Toyin Oluwole, the defendant’s attorney, pleaded not guilty to the charge that was brought against him, and he also promised not to jump bail when he asked the court to grant him bail.
In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mr. A.O. Adeosun, granted the defendant bail in the amount of N100,000 with one surety in the same amount and postponed the case for a hearing until June 13.
This occurred at the same time that Abdullahi and Bashiru, both teenagers, were also brought before an Ado Ekiti Magistrate’s Court for being accused of stealing and entering illegally.
Insp. Sodiq Adeniyi, the police prosecutor, told the court that the defendants committed the crime on June 3 around noon at Lane 9 Ifesowapo Area, Bovas Junction in Ado Ekiti.
Adeniyi said, “The litigants took consumers, feeders, electrifies nets, and taking care of plate esteemed at N100,000 having a place with one Falade-Daf Tayo.
He stated, “The offences contravened Sections 302(1a) and 65 of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State 2021,” claiming that the defendants unlawfully entered the complainant’s home by jumping the fence.
In order to study the case file and present his witnesses, the prosecutor requested an adjournment.
However, the defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges that were brought against them after their attorney, Mr. Opeyemi Esan, pleaded with the court to grant them bail and promised that they would not evade it.
The defendants were granted bail by magistrate Dolapo Babalogbon in the amount of N50,000 with two sureties each in the same amount, and the case was adjourned for hearing until August 2.