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Two Brothers in prison for missing Christmas chicken

Two brothers, Sunday Ikuedowo, 35, and
Olumide Ikuedowo, 25, were on Friday
arraigned in an Okitipupa Magistrates’
Court in Ondo State over alleged theft of
Christmas chickens valued at N25,000.
The first defendant, a barber, and the
second, a bricklayer, all of no fixed
address, were arraigned on a three-count
charge of conspiracy, felony and stealing.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Ayodeji Omoyeigha,
told the court that the defendants on Dec.
23, 2017 at about 4.00 a.m. at No. 21,
Lareda St., Okitipupa, conspired to commit
felony and stealing.
He said that the first defendant stole three
chickens valued at N15,000 in a cage
belonging to Olabisi Mathew.
Omoyeigha said that the second defendant
also stole two chickens in another cage
valued at N10,000 belonging to one
Mayowa Taiwo.
The prosecutor said that the defendants
committed offences contrary to and
punishable under Sections 516, 412 and
390 (9), Criminal Code, Cap.37, Vol.1,
Laws of Ondo State,  2006.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty
to the charges levelled against them.
The Magistrate, Mr Chris Ojuola, granted
the accused bail in the sum of N30,000
and a surety each in like sum.
He said that the suretie, s who must be
resident within the court’s jurisdiction,
must also present evidence of a year tax
clearance as part of  the bail condition.
The magistrate adjourned the case till Feb.
2 for further hearing.

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