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Man sent to prison for stealing 850 chickens

fowlAn Osogbo Magistrates’ court on Friday ordered 32-year-old Samson Abatan remanded in Ilesha prison for allegedly stealing 850 chickens.

Abatan was charged before Magistrate Olusola Aluko for allegedly stealing the chickens belonging to Tuns Farms, Osogbo, and valued at N720, 000.

Aluko ordered the accused remanded for the alleged offence and adjourned the case to Oct. 9 for a formal bail application by the defense counsel.

The Prosecutor, Insp Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that the accused committed the offence on July, 10 at about 10:00 a.m..

He said that the suspect was apprehended by his colleagues and later handed over to the police.

Abiodun said the offence contravened section 383 of the penal code and punishable under section 390 of the criminal code cap 34 Vol. 11, Laws of Osun, 2003.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge

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