A trader, Oyewole Sangogade, has been arraigned before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo state, for allegedly receiving 18 bags of stolen rice valued at N288, 000. Sangogade was said to have received the goods from a suspected robber, Sunday Adeniyi.
Police prosecutor, Adewale Amos told the court that the defendant received the bags of rice, knowing same to have been stolen from one Afusat Farayola and Atoke Akinola.
Amos said that the defendant committed the offence on January 3, 2018. He said the offence contravened and Section 427 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol. II Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
The accused pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge.
The Chief Magistrate, Jejelola Ogunbona, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned till June 5, 2018 for hearing.