Two court employees docked over theft of N30,000 worth of typing papers


The Osun State High Court has arraigned two of its employees for allegedly stealing typing sheets worth N30,000.

The defendants, Adedoyin Adebowale, 46, and Sulaiman Tajudeen, 46, appeared on Monday before Magistrate Adijat Oloyade of the Osogbo Magistrates’ Court on two counts of conspiracy and stealing.

Addressing the court, the police prosecutor, Inspector Kayode Adeoye said the defendants perpetrated the act on November 20, 2020, on the premises of the Osun State High Court, Oke-Fia, Osogbo.

Adeoye said the two men conspired and stole six-packs of typing sheets, a property of the Osun State Judiciary.

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According to him, the offences are contrary to sections 516 and 383, and punishable under Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. ll, Laws of Osun State, 200

Adebowale and Tajudeen pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Counsel for the defendants, Mr. Taiwo Awokunle, applied to the court for their bail.

Ruling on the application, Oloyade admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties each and adjourned the matter till January 7, 2021, for hearing.

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