The State Police Command in Oyo on Monday arraigned a man identified as Hammed Mufutau before a Magistrates’ Court sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan for allegedly stealing two cellphones from a house of worship.
The 29-year-old man whose address was not given was charged with breaking, entering and theft by the police.
The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Ibrahim Sikiru, told the court that Hammed on Sept. 6, at about 8p.m entered into a worship house and allegedly stole two cellphones Ibrahim said the defendant allegedly entered No.14, Boluwaduro Estate, Ido, Ibadan, and stole an Itel cell phone valued N5,500 and Tecno cell phone worth N40,000.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 390(9) and 412 of the Criminal Code Laws of Oyo State 2000.
The Magistrate, Mrs S. A . Adesina, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
Adesina adjourned the matter until Oct 13, for hearing.