Police Arraign Grandmother, Grandson For Stealing Tubers Of Yam

The police in Kwara on Wednesday arraigned a 65-year old grandmother, Ajeigbe Agboola and her 14-year old grandson before an Omu-Aran Upper Area Court for allegedly stealing tubers of yam.

Agboola, a trader, who lives at Oke-Agbo Area, Ilofa and her grandson are standing trial on a three-count charge of trespass, theft and receiving stolen property.

The prosecutor, Insp. Moodi Ata, said that one Jacob Ipetu of Oke-Osin compound, Ilofa, reported the theft on Jan. 31.

Ata said Ipetu told the police that on Jan. 22, he saw the accused persons and Kehinde Agboola (now at large), removing some tubers of yam.

He told the court that police investigation into the case revealed that Ajeigbe received the stolen yams from Kehinde, her son.

Ata said the offence contravened sections 287, 317 and 342 of the Penal Code.

Ajeigbe pleaded guilty to the charge.

Presiding officer, Mr Fagbemi Adeyemi, in his ruling, admitted the accused to bail.

He ordered the prosecutor to arraign the second accused in a juvenile court because he was a minor.

Adeyemi said that the transfer of the minor's case to a juvenile court was necessary because the court lacked jurisdiction.

He granted Ajeigbe bail for N20,000 with one surety in like sum and adjourned the case to April 2 for sentencing.(NAN)

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