MEDICAL DOCTOR, ONE OTHER DRAGGED TO COURT FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING IBEDC DIGITAL METER IN OSUN

The operatives of the police in Osun on Thursday dragged a medical doctor and his staff  before a Magistrate’s court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital for allegedly stealing a digital meter belonging to the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC).

The accused persons, Olajumoke Tokunbo (46) and Oyinlola Oluwatosin (26), were said to have committed the crime on January 27 and March 9, 2021 at Ogo-oluwa area, Osogbo, Osun State.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant Adeoye Kayode told the court that the accused persons did conspired to steal a digital meter installed to capture exact electric power consumption by Crystal hospital.

According to the prosecutor, Olajumoke Tokunbo attacked the staff of Osogbo IBEDC while on their lawful duty by blocking them with his car before they were rescue by the operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

Adeoye further stressed that the missing digital meter No. 14313649 worth value #250,000 was reported to the police, neither to the IBEDC.

He noted that the offence committed by the accused persons contrary to Section 516,335,388,249,86(1&2) and 127 and punishable under Section 390 and 250 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun state 2002.

However, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to the six-count charge slammed against them.

The Defence Counsel, Sunday Abolade, applied for the bail of the accused persons in the most liberal term.

In his ruling, Magistrate A A Adeyeba granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.

The Magistrate, therefore, adjourned the case till April 14 for hearing.