Woman Arraigned For Allegedly Stealing N66, 500 In Edo

April 23, 2021
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A 23-year-old lady identified as Odion Onalu has been arraigned before an Ogbeson Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin for allegedly stealing the sum of N66, 500.

The Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Kehinde Iyawe, said the defendant, a female staff of GT fast food, was arraigned on a one-count charge of stealing.

Iyawe said that the defendant was a staff of the eatery when she committed the crime.

According to her, the defendant on April 14, 2021 at GT Plaza, on Benin-Agbor Road, Benin and within the Oregbeni Magisterial District, committed the offence.

She said the offence contravened Sections 516 and 390 (6), (9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of the defunct Bendel State, 1976, now applicable in Edo.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge leveled against her.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that if found guilty, she risks a seven-year jail term.

Meanwhile, Counsel for the defendant, Mrs G.I. Asowata, applied for her bail and assured the court that she would not jump bail.

The police prosecutor did not oppose the bail application.

Consequently, the Chief Magistrate, Mutairu Oare, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N80,000 with one surety in like sum.

Oare said the surety must be a responsible person and should depose to an affidavit of means.

He also directed that the surety must deposit two recent passport photographs of himself and that of the defendant with the court.

He directed the court registrar to verify the information supplied about the surety’s residence.

He later adjourned the case to May 20 for hearing.

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