Teenager charged with baby theft

Teenager charged with baby theft

Monday, March 21, 2016 3:00 pm

A teenager, Segun Balogun , was on Monday charged before an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun, for allegedly stealing a baby, Aluko Faith.

Segun, 18, who lives at  Owolabi Street, Iyana-Ilogbo, Ota, is facing a one-count charge of stealing a baby
The Prosecutor, Itaita Ebibomino, told the court that the accused committed the offences on Feb. 25 at about 5:00 p.m. at Oko-Agi Area, Ota.

He said that the accused stole Faith Aluko, daughter of  KehindeAluko .

Ebibomino said that the offence contravened Section 371 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge preferred against him.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Funke Odubanjo, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N200,000 with responsible sureties in like sum.

She said that the sureties should be resident within the court’s jurisdiction and should be gainfully employed.

Odubanjo also directed that one of the sureties should be a guardian or parent of the accused, while others should produce one year tax clearance from the Ogun State Government.

In addition, the sureties should submit four recent passport photograhs to the court and the addresses of the sureties should be verified.

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