Police arrests man for alleged child theft in Ekiti

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The Ekiti State Police Command says it has arrested a 25-year-old man, Solomon Omole, for allegedly stealing a baby.

The prosecutor, Insp Bankole Olasunkanmi who disclosed this to newsmen on Monday said Omole was arraigned in an Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court and was charged with stealing.

Olasunkanmi told the court that the defendant and others still at large committed the offence on Jan. 22 at about 2:00 p.m in Itaji-Ekiti.

He also alleged that the defendant and others still at large unlawfully stole the child, Baba Sunday.

According to him, the offence contravened Section 371 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

He also appealed to the court to adjourn the case to enable him to study the case file and assemble his witnesses.

Also, the defence counsel, Mr Chris Omokahfe, on his part, requested the court to grant his client bail, promising that he would not jump bail.

However, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Adedayo Oyebanji, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N30,000 with a surety in like sum.

Oyebanji ruled that the surety must be a civil servant on at least Grade Level 7 and must have proof of ownership of landed property.

He adjourned the case till July 13 for hearing, NAN reports.


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