Teenager docked over theft of generating set

courtA teenager, Kehinde Pote, was on Monday charged before an Ota Magistrates’ Court, Ogun, for allegedly stealing a generating set valued at N15,000.

Pote, 17, who lives at No. 23 Ojuola St., Itele, in Ota, is facing a one-count charge of stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp. Peter Molokwu, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 15 at about 10a.m. at Oke-Aro Road, Agbado, Ota, Ogun.

Molokwu said that the accused was found with a generating set valued at N15,000, which he could not give satisfactory explanation about the ownership.

According to him, the offence contravened Section 430 of the Criminal Code, Vol. 1, of Revised Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge and Chief Magistrate Titi Bello, granted the accused bail in the sum of N20,000 with one surety in like sum.

Bello ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction, and also show evidence of gainful employment and provide evidence of tax payment to the Ogun State Government.

The case was adjourned till December 3 for hearing.