Wednesday, July 11, 2012

OMG! 85yrs Old Woman Arraigned For 'Stealing' Blackberry

Mama Taiwo Ayodeji, an 85-year-old grandma, was on Thursday arraigned before an Abeokuta Chief Magistrates’ Court alongside one Nosiru Isa, 18, for allegedly stealing a Blackberry phone and other valuables valued at N244,000.

The police prosecutor, Insp. Augustine Ozimini, told the court that the alleged offences were committed on Feb. 23, at about 9 p.m. at Abule Oyun Street, Lafenwa in Abeokuta.

Insp. Ozimini disclosed that the grandma conspired with...
Nosiru to commit felony, stealing and breaking into the room of one Mr. Raheem Olusola. According to him, apart from the Blackberry phone, the accused stole one gold necklace, one palmtop computer, six shirts, shoes, jeans, WAEC and GCE certificates.

He added that N75,000 cash was also missing in the complainant’s room.

The police prosecutor said the alleged offences were contrary to and punishable under Sections 516, 411 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code of Ogun, 2006. The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Mama Taiwo stated her case thus: 
I was only trying to help him because there was flooding as a result of downpour. I don’t have the strength and that is why I called our neighbour who is also his friend (Isa) to help pack his property to the backyard.

“Nothing is missing from what we packed, how can the complainant now say that we have stolen his things is what I don’t understand.”
I made several unsuccessful attempts to reach him (complainant) on phone to inform him of the incident,” she claimed.

In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Akeem Adenariwo, granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N50,000 each, with one surety each in like sum. 
The case was then adjourned to May 28, for hearing.

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