LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- 30-year-old man, Ezekiel Babalola, has been arraigned at the Ekiti State Chief Magistrate’s Court, Ado Ekiti for allegedly stealing 17 kegs of palm oil worth N558,500.
The suspect reportedly committed the offence in the early hours of 24 January, at Ire Ekiti, Oye Local Government area of the state.
The prosecutor, Inspector Olubu Apata, told the court that Babalola and two others, who are currently at large, stole the kegs of palm oil belonging to one Mrs. Taiwo Adeuya.
According to Apata, “The offence is punishable under Section 422, 302(1)(a) of the Criminal Laws of Ekiti State 2021”.
“The defendant and two others at large did conspire and steal 17 kegs of red palm oil valued at N558,500, property of Mrs Taiwo Adeuya,” Apata said.
The defendant’s counsel, Gboyega Abiola, persuaded the court to set bail for his client, assuring the judge that the defendant will abide by the terms of the bail.
Chief Magistrate, Kehinde Awosika, granted bail of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum to the defendant and adjourned the case till April 16 for a definite hearing.