Fifteen suspects charged with stealing Christmas gifts meant for Ibadan family heads

Accused Individuals Face Charges for Attack on Bus Transporting Gifts

Fifteen suspects connected to the assault and theft incident involving a bus carrying Christmas gifts intended for compound heads in Ibadan have been formally charged in court.

The incident occurred in the Oja Oba area of Ibadan, where unidentified individuals attacked a bus transporting gifts designated for local compound heads on Thursday.

The accused were arraigned on Friday before a Grade A Customary Court sitting in Mapo. Police prosecutor Inspector Alex Odogun presented the charges, accusing the suspects of conspiracy to commit felony, specifically theft.

The charges outlined the alleged theft of 18 bags of 50kg rice, valued at one million, eighty thousand naira; 18 live turkeys, valued at one hundred and eighty thousand naira; and 18 kegs of 5 litres of King Groundnut Oil, valued at one million, sixty-two thousand naira.

The total value of the stolen items was reported as two million, three hundred and thirty-two thousand naira, belonging to the Association of Mogajis of Ibadanland.

During the court proceedings, the suspects pleaded not guilty to all charges. In her judgment, Judge Akintayo granted each suspect bail with a set condition of N200,000 and required two sureties with National Identification Numbers (NIN).

The sureties must present additional identification, such as a driver’s license and a passport photograph.

Until the bail conditions are met, the suspects have been ordered to be remanded at the Agodi correctional facility. The case is scheduled for further hearings on December 28, 2023.


Fifteen suspects charged with stealing Christmas gifts meant for Ibadan family heads


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