Court remands 2 over theft of bus from accident scene

An Ile-Ife Magistrate Court in Osun State, on Wednesday, remanded one Saheed Sunmonu, 37, and Shodipo Akinyemi, 54, in correction custody over alleged theft of a crashed bus.

The prosecutor, Insp Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that Sunmonu and Akinyemi committed the offence on July 24, on Ife/Osu Express road, Ile-Ife.

Osanyintuyi said the defendants conspired and committed felony with stealing.

He added that the defendants stole one Toyota Hummer bus with Reg No: SHR 277 XA, which was involved in a fatal crash, from the accident scene, and which was valued at N750, 000, property of one Shehu Mohammed.

The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The defence counsel, Mr Moshood Abass, applied for bail of the defendants in most liberal terms, pledging that his clients would not jump bail and would produce credible sureties.

Magistrate Muhibah Olatunji, however, denied the defendants bail and ordered that they be remanded in Ile-Ife correction custody.

Olatunji adjourned the case until Aug 27, for further hearing. (NAN)

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