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Landlord allegedly steals tenant’s jewelry and cash worth N1.8 million

Amadin Ogbewe

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A landlord, 35, identified as, Sunday Sorinola, has been arraigned for allegedly stealing his tenant’s jewelry and cash worth N1.8 million in Ogun state on Friday.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Mattew Famuyiwa, told the court that the accused who is facing a count charge of stealing, committed the offence on October 11, 2018, at about 8.15p.m at Adigbe area in Abeokuta.

Famuyiwa said that the accused broke into the room of the complainant, his tenant, and stole gold jewellery worth N1.8 million and cash amount of N562, 850. According to the prosecutor, the complainant left her apartment to purchase recharge card for her mobile phone.

He said that after the incident, the complainant reported the matter at Adigbe Police Station after which the accused was apprehended. The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge against him. The Magistrate, Mr Olalekan Oke, granted the accused bail of N600,000 with two sureties in like sum. Oke said that one of the sureties must own a landed property and must be gainfully employed, and reside within the court’ s jurisdiction.

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