An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Thursday arraigned two persons for allegedly stealing bags of biscuits valued at N108,000.
Olayiwola Segun, 27 (M) and Musa Rasidat, 22 (F), were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye.
The defendants, whose addresses were unknown, are facing a charge of stealing.
The police prosecutor Inspector Johnson Okunade told the court that the defendants and two others on the run committed the offence between June 4 and 6 at 1500 hrs (3pm) at Ronak Biscuits factory at Oke-Ureje in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
The prosecutor alleged that the defendants, a sales representative in the factory, stole 140 bags of biscuits valued at N108, 000 property of Mrs Akin Ronke.
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He said the offence contravened Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.
Apata asked the court for an adjournment to enable him study the case file and assemble his witnesses.
Both defendants pleaded not guilty to charges against them.
The defence counsel Mr Timi Omotosho urged the court to grant the defendants bail, promising that they would not jump bail.
The Chief Magistrate Adesoji Adegboye granted the defendants bail for N100, 000 with one surety each in like sum.
He adjourned the matter till July 12 for hearing.(The Nation)