A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo on Friday remanded six men in prison custody for alleged?theft of?telephone cables.
The accused persons, Opeyemi Mustapha, Mudasiru Wasiu, Muideen Abayomi, Adam Ojediran, Sikiru Fajobi and Muhammadu Rabiu,?pleaded not guilty to the?charges of?felony, conspiracy and stealing?brought?against them.
The Prosecuting Officer, Mr Bella Abidoye, of the?Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), alleged that the accused?committed the offences on Feb. 24 and Feb. 25, at Agbede Village, near Ode-Omu in the?Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun.
He said the?accused?also conspired, tempered and stole the telephone cables used for conveyance of telephone communication nationwide.
“The offences are contrary to section 3(6) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M17 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 and punishable under section 1(11) of the same law.
“The offences?also contravene 383(1) and 427 of the Criminal Code Cap C38 Vol 4 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria , 2004, also punishable under section 390(9) of same law.“ Abidoye said.
Justice Babatunde Kwewumi,?after listening to the prosecutor, ?directed the Defence Counsel,?Mr Ebenezer Bolarinwa, to make formal application for the bail of his clients.
He ordered?the accused to?be remanded in prison custody till May 7 for bail consideration.(NAN)