Cleric remanded in prison for stealing turkeys, goat

Cleric remanded in prison for stealing turkeys, goat

A Magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun State has remanded a pastor, Solomon Oni Opaalade in prison for stealing turkeys and a goat and threatening the owner with charms. Mr. Adekunle Adeniyi, the Principal Counsel from the State Ministry of Justice, told the court that the pastor stole nine turkeys that worth N270,000 belonging to one

A Magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun State has remanded a pastor, Solomon Oni Opaalade in prison for stealing turkeys and a goat and threatening the owner with charms.

Mr. Adekunle Adeniyi, the Principal Counsel from the State Ministry of Justice, told the court that the pastor stole nine turkeys that worth N270,000 belonging to one Mr. Oluwasegun Hammed.

He alleged that the accused person also stole one goat valued 18,000 belonging to the same Oluwasegun.

He said the man committed the offence at Baruwa area in Osogbo.

The State Counsel, said the offences committed by the cleric were in contrary to and punishable under Sections 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The Prosecutor further stated that the accused was found in his possession fetish objects and charms, contrary to Section 213 (b) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

Daily Trust reports that Adekunle also told the court that the pastor used the charms to threaten Mr. Oluwasegun in a manner that could cause breach of peace. Opaalade pleaded not guilty and his counsel, Mr Taiwo Awokunle sought bail for his client.

In her ruling, the Magistrate, Mrs. Adijat Oloyede order that the accused person be remanded in Ilesha correctional center till 12th of December.

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