BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO/span>
A 45-year-old caretaker, Adegboye Asimiyu, has been dragged before an Osogbo Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing from his client.
Asimiyu was said to have promised to secure an accommodation for an apartment seeker, Sijibomi Aturamu after collecting the sum of N300,000 from him on September 4, 2022.
The Point gathered that Aturamu was cleaning up the two-bedroom flat located at Ogo-Oluwa Area when the landlord informed him that another person had already paid for it.
When Aturamu reportedly approached the caretaker for the refund of his rent, Asimiyu couldn’t provide it, hence his arrest by the state police.
The Police slammed the defendant with a two-count charge bordering on theft. Details of the charge obtained in court read, “That you Adegboye Asimiyu and others now at large on September 4, 2022 at about 1300hrs at Odomu community, OgoOluwa Area, Osogbo, in Osogbo Magisterial District did conspire to commit felony to wit stealing and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 516 of Criminal Code Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.
“That you Adegboye Asimiyu and other now at large on the same date, time and in the aforementioned Magisterial District, did steal the sum of N300,000, property of one Sijibomi Aturamu by introducing yourself as agent and converted the said amount to your own use and thereby committed an offence contrary and punishable under section 390(9) of Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.”
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the allegations. His counsel, Kehinde Adepoju, urged the court to release him on bail, saying that he would make himself available to face his trial.
Ruling on the bail application, Magistrate A. K. Ajala granted Asimiyu bail in the sum of N300,000, with one surety in the same amount. Ajala said the surety must be a responsible resident of the state who owns a building within the jurisdiction of the court. The matter was adjourned till February 9, 2022 for hearing.