The police in Ibadan on Wednesday arraigned a 27- year old scavenger, Akeem Mustapha, for allegedly stealing a generator alternator from a Church.
Mustapha, who resides at E5/75 Isale-Alfa area of Ibadan, is charged with two counts of conspiracy and theft in an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court.
The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Ade Adebusuyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offense with some others, who are at large, on Sept. 13 at 6 a.m at the Church of God Nigeria, Beyerunka, Ibadan
Adebusuyi alleged that the defendant criminally trespassed into the premises of the Church and stole one Lister engine-generator alternator valued at N100, 000.
He said Mr Abiodun Adeosun reported the matter at the Yemetu Police Station.
Adebusuyi said the offense contravened the provisions of sections 516 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Law of Oyo State, 2000.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Chief Magistrate O.O. Adisa admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N30,000 with one surety in like sum.
Adisa ordered that the surety must show evidence of three years tax payment to Oyo State Government.
He adjourned the case until Oct. 28 for mention.