Court ordered Secondary school student to pay N50,000 for stealing N500 kola nuts

A secondary school student, Kolawole Abiodun, 20, on Tuesday admitted before an Omu-Aran Upper Area Court in Kwara that he stole kola nuts worth N500.

Abiodun, who lives at Isanlu area of Ilofa, headquarters of Oke-Ero Local Government Area, was arraigned on a two-count charge of trespassing and theft.

The Prosecutor, Insp Abibat Ogbaru, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sunday at a kola nut farm in Igbo-Ijemo, Ilofa.

Ogbaru said that the accused had about 10. a.m. entered the farm belonging to 67-year-old Bakare Olaoye.

She said that the accused was caught while plucking the kola nuts and handed over to security men.

The prosecutor added that the accused was arrested while in possession of a knife and other items.

She said the offences contravened sections 287 and 346 of the Penal Code.

The accused pleaded guilty to the charges.

The judge, Mr Adeyemi Fagbemi, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

He adjourned the case to Feb. 11 for further hearing. (NAN)

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