Ile-Ife A Magistrates’ Court in Ile- Ife, Osun State, Thursday, ordered the remand of a 43-year-old mechanic, Kunle Ogunbusade, in police custody over alleged N100,000 theft.
Ogunbusade, whose address was not known pleaded guilty to stealing when the charge was read to him..
Shortly after pleading guilty, the defence Counsel, Mr Monday Gilbert, applied for bail for his client in the most liberal terms, saying that his client would not jump bail, but would provide reliable sureties.
Magistrate Muhibah Olatunji, who did not grant the bail application, howevert, ordered that he should be remanded at Aganhun police station until the next adjourned date and consequently
adjourned the case till June 23, for presentation of fact and sentencing.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Abdullahi Emmanuel, had informed ,the court that the accused committed the offence on June 11 at 7:00 pm., at Ilesa garage area, Ile-Ife.
According to Emmanuel, the complainant, Mrs Kehinde Olowosoke, reported to the police that she mistakenly transferred N100,000 into the Access Bank account of the defendant, her former mechanic.
He further told the court that Olowosoke was trying to transfer the amount to her son but inadvertently sent it to the mechanic.
He said that the complainant immediately called the defendant when she realised her mistake.
Emmanuel stressed that instead of returning the money to the owner, Ogunbusade converted it to his own use, while all entreaties to him to refund the money proved abortive.
According to him, the offence contravenes Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.