Secretary, Treasurer of Central Mosque Land in Court for Alleged Theft of N605,000 in Oyo

A 46-year old secretary, Abdulateef Jimoh, and a 43-year-old treasurer Abdulrahman Jimoh, of Ago-Ibira Central Mosque, Mokola, Ibadan have been arraigned for alleged theft of N605,000.

The defendants, both residents of Ago-Ibira, are standing trial in an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing from the Mosque.

The prosecutor, Gbemisola Adedeji, told the court that they allegedly conspired to commit the offences.

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Mrs Adedeji said that the suspects stole the money entrusted in their care between 2018 and 2021.

She alleged that the duo stole the money, which they were meant to deposit into a First Generation Bank, that the mosque had an account with.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy and theft, with their counsel, Sunday Adediran, praying for their bail in the most liberal terms.

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Granting the prayers of the defence counsel, Senior Magistrate, O. A. Akande, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N200,000 each, with two sureties each in like sum.

Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned till March 15, for further hearing.


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