A 15- year-old boy, Odunayo Bamigboye, on Wednesday, appeared before an Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court, Ondo State for alleged theft of a cell phone valued N7,500.

Bamigboye, whose address was not made available, is facing a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp Zedekiah Orogbemi, told the court that the accused committed the offences on April 4 at No. 7, Kunbi St., Idepe, Okitipupa.

Orogbemi said the accused entered into the house of the complainant, Mr Inuesokan Ebisinke to steal an Itel C2 cell phone.

The offences contravened Sections 390 (9) and 412 of the Criminal Law of Ondo State, 2006.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

In his ruling, the magistrate, Mr Banji Ayeomoni, granted the accused bail in the sum of N15, 000 and one surety in like sum.

Ayeomoni said the surety must show evidence of one year tax payment to the Ondo State Government.

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The case was adjourned until May 24 for mention.