NAN – A 23-year-old man, Ikechukwu Ndubuaku, was on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 charged before an Ota Magistrate’s Court in Ogun, for allegedly stealing eight batteries belonging to MTN Nigeria, valued at N800,000.
Ndubuaku, who resides at No.8 Akinsanya St., Ojuore, Ota, is being tried on a three-count charge of stealing, burglary and conspiracy.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Lydia Omatahunde, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at about 2:00 a.m. at Ilo-Awela Road, Ota.
Omatahunde said that the accused and others at large, broke into the transmission fence of the MTN Mask and stole eight batteries belonging to MTN Nigeria.
She said that the accused was apprehended by residents of the area and handled over to the Police, while the other accused escaped.
Omatahunde said that the offences contravened Sections 390 (9), 417 (b) and 516 of the Criminal Code of Ogun State, 2006.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Senior Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Abimbola, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.
Abimbola said that the sureties must be working and residing within the magisterial district and must swear to an affidavit of means.
She also ordered that the sureties should provide evidence of one year tax payment and submit their passport photographs to the court.
The case was adjourned till Monday, May 11, 2015 for hearing.