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Ekiti college staff docked over theft of N1.17m, scratch cards

05 December 2017

Six staff of the College of Health  Technology in  Ijero-Ekiti were on Tuesday arraigned in an Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court over the theft of  N1.17 million as well as  N500,000  scratch cards  belonging to the institution.

The defendants, Ibrahim Ganiyu, 40;  Joshua Daniel, 38;  Afolabi Sunday, 45;  Ikuobe Sunday, 46;  Alonge Banji, 35;  and Yusuf Ozigi, 32, whose addresses were unknown, are facing a two- count charge of burglary and stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp  Johnson Okunade, told the court that the defendants and other accomplices  now at large committed the  offence on Nov. 22 at the college.

He told the court that the defendants and others at large had burgled  the  bursary department ‎with intent to commit the offence.

The offences, he said, contravene   Sections 411 and 390 (9) of the Criminal code, Laws of Ekiti State,  2012.

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

The prosecutor  asked for an adjournment to enable him study the case file and assemble  his witnesses.

The counsel to the first defendant, Mr Lai Obisesan,  and counsel to the 2 to 6 defendants, Mr Sunday Ochai, urged the court to grant their clients  bail.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr Adesoji Adegboye, granted bail to each of the defendants in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum who must  have  a verifiable address.

Adegboye adjourned the case till Jan. 12 for hearing. 

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