3 people docked for allegedly stealing palm fruits

Three people were on Friday docked in an Okitipupa Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State for stealing palm fruits worth N200, 000.

The police charged a farmer, Christianah John, a motorcyclist, Abdullahi Zayanu and a trader, Ruth Esyoma, whose addresses were not given with felony and theft.

The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the defendants on April 6, around 4 a.m., in Estate Area, on the Okitipupa-Erinje Road,, Okitipupa  were caught in possession of the palm fruits.

He said the offence contravenes the provisions of sections 516 and 390 (9), Criminal Code, Cap.37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State, 2006.

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The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Chief Magistrate Chris Ojuola admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N100, 000 each and one surety each in like sum.

He adjourned the case until May 26 for further hearing. (NAN)

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