An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday ordered the remand of three men docked for allegedly stealing cables.
The accused persons: Ibrahim Ismail, 25; Ibrahim Babangida, 20, and Nasiru Yakubu, 32, had pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, mischief and theft levelled against them.
The Magistrate, Mr M.K. Aluko, ordered their remand, after listening to the submissions of the prosecutor, Insp. James Odawudu.
Aluko ordered that the defendants should be remanded in prison and adjourned the case until Sept. 25 for further mention.
Odawudu had told the court that on Sept. 3, the case was transferred from Afon Division, Ilorin, to Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Ilorin.
Odawudu said that on Sept. 1, Ismail and Babangida trespassed into the
premises of the Kwara State Water Corporation at Afon, Eiyenkorin Road, Ilorin and vandalised cables and industrial meter.
He said that during the course of the investigation, Ismail confessed that Babangida and himself used to steal cables and sell them to Yakubu.
The prosecutor said that Yakubu confessed that he bought some wires valued at N8,000 from Ismail and Babangida.
He said that the offences violated the provisions of Sections 97, 348, 326 and 286 of the Penal Code. (NAN)
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