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Fayose’s aide drags 3 to court for allegedly stealing $50,000



Gov.  Ayodele Fayose

Gov. Ayodele Fayose

By Adekunle  Ogbonnaiye, Ado-Ekiti

Three persons  have been remanded in prison custody  in Ado-Ekiti  for allegedly stealing about N25 million,  ($50,000) belonging to
the Personal Assistant on Domestic to Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Sunday Omosilade, at the government lodge.

‎They  are Bamidele Temitope, 36, Afolabi Sunday, 42 and Shuaib Amidu, 67.

Police prosecutor in the case, Sgt. Caleb Leranmo told the court on Wednesday that the accused persons committed the offence on December
29, 2016  at the Ekiti State Government House Lodge in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

Leranmo  alleged that, the accused persons did conspire together to commit felony to wit stealing, thereby committed an offence punishable under section 516 of Criminal Code, Cap C16, laws of Ekiti State 2012.

The prosecutor also alleged that the accused persons, on the said date did unlawfully stole 50,000 USD (Fifty thousand dollar) belonging to
one Sunday Omosilade.

He said the accused persons thereby committed an offence punishable under section 390 of the Criminal Code, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State

The prosecutor alleged that among the accused persons, Shuaib  Amidu on December  30, 2016 was arrested  at Mugbaba area in Ado-Ekiti.

He said ‎the accused person  become an accomplice  after the fact of felony to one Afolabi Sunday when he change 20,000 USD (Twenty thousand dollar) stolen money to Naira denomination for him.

According to him, the offence contravened section 519 of the Criminal Code, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State 2012.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges, while their counsel, Mr.  Busuyi Ayorinde applied for their bail but the court told him to formalize his application.

The Chief Magistrate,  Adesoji  Adegboye, later  remanded‎ the accused persons in prison custody and adjourned the case to January 16, for
further hearing.

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