Ex-Rep, Layi Balogun’s son arraigned over alleged stealing, house breaking in Ibadan

A 25-year-old man, Layi Okikiola Balogun has been arraigned before Magistrate R.A. Richard of Ibadan Magistrate Court sitting in Iyaganku, over alleged house breaking and stealing of N308,000 worth of shoes and 140,000 cash belonging to Mr. Taiwo Adekunle Michael.

Layi Okikiola Balogun and his brother who is the landlord of the claimant are children of a former member representing Ibadan North in the House of Representatives, late Hon. Layi Balogun.

Layi Okikiola Balogun, according to the Police Prosecutor, S.O. Ogunremi was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on house breaking, stealing and felony contrary to Section 516, 413 and 390 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol 11 Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria 2000.

The charge sheet no mi/865c/2016 Commissioner of Police V Layi Okikiola Balogun ‘M’ Aged 25 yrs, reads “That you Layi Okikiola Balogun ‘M’ and others now at large on 06/06/2016 between 06:00am and 12:00 noon at No. 6 Ondo Street, Old Bodija Ibadan in Ibadan magistrate district did conspire within yourselves to commit felony to wit house breaking and stealing and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol. 11 Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.

“That you Layi Okikiola Balogun ‘M’ and others now at large on the same date and time and place of the aforementioned magisterial district did break into the room of one Taiwo Adekunle Michael ‘M’ and commit felony therein and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 413 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol. 11 Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.

“That you Layi Okikiola Balogun ‘M’ and others now at large on the same date and time and place of the aforementioned magisterial district did steal 44 pairs of school shoe value N308,000 (three hundred and Eight thousand naira) sum of N140,000 cash (One hundred and forty thousand naira) all total value N448,000 (four hundred and forty eight thousand naira) properties of one Taiwo Adekunle Michael ‘M’ and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 309 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol. 11 Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.

The claimant said he was in the court to seek redress for injustice melted on him by a younger brother of his former landlord.

Taiwo while alleging of conspiracy over the delay of the court process urged the court to expedite action thereby preventing further unnecessary adjournment.

He said it was unfortunate that the case has been adjourned for ten time which he said is not favourable to him.

Magistrate Richard after listening to the police prosecutor, adjourned the case till July 3rd for continuation.

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