One Desmond Ovoke Onovaibirhi, 28, has been arraigned before an Oredo magistrate's court in Edo State for stealing the sum of N157,700.

Desmond, charged with a two-count charge of stealing and conspiracy, allegedly conspired with one Elisabeth Augustine to steal the money belonging to one Loveth Tijani from a new generation bank on January 12, 2019.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the offence. 

Patrick Agbonifo, the police prosecutor, said the offences were punishable under sections 390 and 516 of the Criminal Code Vol. II Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, now applicable in Edo State.

However, Desmond was granted bail in the sum of N50,000 and a surety in like sum.

The case was adjourned until September 9, 2019, for hearing.


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