Six arraigned for stealing N53m property belonging to Jimoh Ibrahim’s varsity

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Six persons have been arraigned before an Akure Magistrate court for stealing property worth over N53million belonging to the Fortune University owned by Chief Jimoh Ibrahim.

The suspects were a security guard and five labourers employed in the yet-to-take-off institution.

They are: Juwa Durojaye, 47; Omoboye Oloruwa, 46; Akinnagbe Mayowa, 36; Akinduro Segun, 36; Adebayo Bamitale, 35, and Enigbokan Joshua,53.

A three-count charge of stealing and receiving stolen items were slammed against them.

They, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Police prosecutor, Sergeant Obalasa Ajiboye told the court that the suspects committed the offence in October 2021 at Fortune University, Iju-Oke via Igbotako, Okitipupa Local Government Area.

Obalasa said the defendants received 200 cartons of 60 by 60 tiles, 150 Air Conditioners, 22 (10MM) rods all valued at N53,488,000. from one Anjorin Faboye.

Presiding Magistrate, Damilola Sekoni granted all the defendants bail to the sum of N2 million each with two sureties in like sum.

The case was adjourned to February 23, 2022 for hearing.

 

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