Degrading: Ogun monarch and 2 others including a 70-year-old man in court for stealing plantain from a church


The Baale of Imedu-Nla in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, Chief Jimoh Adebayo was brought before a magistrate court recently for allegedly stealing a bunch of plantain from a church, news report claims.

At an Owode-Egba Chief Magistrates Court, the police reported the incident leading to the arrest. They alleged that the monarch and two others, climbed the fence of the Jubilee Baptist Church where they allegedly stole the bunch of plantain worth N2, 000.  One of the other suspects threatened and pursued the pastor of the church with a cutlass when they were spotted.

According to reports, police prosecutor, Sergeant Evidence Onyenmaobi, named the other two suspects as Wahab Atenreti, 70, and Surajudeen Ayenreti, 35.

The event which took place on December 31, 2012 broke Sections 516, 390 (9) and 86 (2) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State, 2006, the prosecutor argued.

Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Adekunte adjourned the matter till March 21 granting the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 each with two sureties each in like sum.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the three counts of conspiracy, stealing and threat to life. Their counsel, Ade Agbolade gave the assurance that they would not jump bail.

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