A 22-year-old, Sodiq Lawal, who allegedly broke into several shops and stole plasma TV and other items, was on Wednesday remanded in prions on the orders of an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court in Osun.
Lawal is facing an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy, intent to commit felony, shop-breaking and stealing.
He pleaded not guilty.
Magistrate Dorcas Ajiboye refused to grant the accused bail and asked his lawyer, Mr Micheal Okokh, to make a written application for the bail.
Ajiboye, therefore, remanded him in Ile-Ife Prison pending the consideration of bail, saying this will serve as a deterrent to others.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Sunday Osanyintuyi told the court that the accused, whose address is unknown, committed the offence on Nov. 2 at Ajamopo Street, Ile-Ife.
He said the accused conspired with others now at large and broke into some shops of the complainants — Adewumi Adeyinka, Adenike Adebayo, Seyi Ogunwusi, Olabode Oladiji and Florence Samuel.
The accused and others stole one LG Plasma TV, cables, one bag of rice, and other food items, valued at N174, 500.
The offences contravened Sections 383, 390 (9), 410 and 413 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2003.
The magistrate adjourned the case until Nov. 22.