Two men, Waheed Abimbola, 30 and Yusuf Baye, 23 have been arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrate’s Court on a three-count charge of theft and felony, offences punishable under Section 516 of the Criminal Code, Cap.17, Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.

They were alleged to have conspired with others now at large to steal Nokia 5130 handset, valued at N16,000 belonging to Funke Akinfenwa.

One of the accused, Waheed Abimbola, was also alleged to have inflicted injury on one Adewunmi Akinfenwa by assaulting her, an offence punishable under Section 355 of the Criminal Code, Cap.17, Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 2003.

They pleaded not guilty to the charge and the presiding magistrate, Mrs. Adetokunbo Omoyale, granted them bail in the sum of N20,000 each with sureties.

The matter has been adjourned till 5 October, 2010.


—Elegbede Adepeju