WTF? 85-year-old woman charged with stealing a Blackberry phone

Date: 15-03-2012 2:50 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
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     An 85-year-old woman, Taiwo Ayodeji and Nosiru Isa, 18, on Thursday appeared before an Abeokuta Chief Magistrates' Court charged with stealing a Blackberry phone and other valuables.

The police prosecutor,  Insp. Augustine Ozimini, told the court that the alleged offences were committed on February 23, at about 9 p.m. at Abule Oyun Street, Lafenwa in Abeokuta.

Ozimini said that the octogenarian conspired with the teenager to commit felony, stealing and breaking into the room of one Mr Raheem Olusola.




According to him, apart from the blackberry phone, the accused stole one gold necklace, one palmtop computer, six shirts, shoes, jeans, WAEC and GCE certificates.

He added that N75,000 cash was also missing in the complainant’s room, adding that that "the total value of the items stolen is N244,000.

The police prosecutor said that the alleged offences were contrary to and punishable under Sections 516, 411 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code of Ogun, 2006.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the old woman, Ayodeji said, "I was only trying to help him because there was flooding as a result of downpour.

"I don’t have the strength and that is why I called our neighbour who is also his friend (Isa) to help pack his  property  to the backyard.

"Nothing is missing from what we packed, how can the complainant now say that we have stolen his things is what I don’t understand."

She added that her intention was to save property of the complainant from further damage.

"I made several unsuccessful attempts to reach him (complainant) on phone to inform him of the incident,'' she claimed.

The counsel to the accused persons, Mr Michael Itiolu, also said that his clients were innocent of the charges.

He said that the complainant was a sub-tenant to Ayodeji because the apartment was transferred to him by someone who rented it from the defendant.

Itiolu, thereafter, applied for the bail of the accused persons, and gave the assurance that they would not jump bail.

In his ruling, the  Chief Magistrate, Mr Akeem Adenariwo, granted the accused persons bail in the sum of N50,000 each, with one surety each in like sum.

He adjourned the case to May 28, for hearing. (NAN)




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Posted: at 15-03-2012 02:50 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- Shaunie at 15-03-2012 03:28 PM (9 years ago)
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Wetin 85 years old woman won use Blackberry phone do,una see governors wey dey chop millions of dollars,u know carry them go court.
Posted: at 15-03-2012 03:28 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- wilat at 15-03-2012 03:32 PM (9 years ago)
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Nawa o,orisirisi

Posted: at 15-03-2012 03:32 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ogboreunice at 15-03-2012 03:33 PM (9 years ago)
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TELL AM SAY D BLESSIN OF GOD MAKEN RICH AN ADD  NO SORROW
Posted: at 15-03-2012 03:33 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- moralemike07 at 15-03-2012 03:36 PM (9 years ago)
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The thing tire me o.
Posted: at 15-03-2012 03:36 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zoe61 at 15-03-2012 03:38 PM (9 years ago)
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wonders shall never end, what will 85 years old woman do with Blackberry phone.
Posted: at 15-03-2012 03:38 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- biancaflexy at 15-03-2012 03:41 PM (9 years ago)
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Nawao na aboki man. He's jst wikd n wnts 2 punish d old woman buh God wil surely fait 4 her
Posted: at 15-03-2012 03:41 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- macjo at 15-03-2012 03:43 PM (9 years ago)
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why cant they just settle the case out of court since  they have all the properties accounted for and base on their statement they only trying to help the neighbour properties from flooding. i believe the court and the police should tackle more serious issue than spending time and resource on dis kind of case.
Posted: at 15-03-2012 03:43 PM (9 years ago) | Newbie
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- lanudja at 15-03-2012 03:52 PM (9 years ago)
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The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the old woman, Ayodeji said, "I was only trying to help him because there was flooding as a result of downpour.

"I don’t have the strength and that is why I called our neighbour who is also his friend (Isa) to help pack his  property  to the backyard.

"Nothing is missing from what we packed, how can the complainant now say that we have stolen his things is what I don’t understand."

She added that her intention was to save property of the complainant from further damage.

"I made several unsuccessful attempts to reach him (complainant) on phone to inform him of the incident,'' she claimed.

The counsel to the accused persons, Mr Michael Itiolu, also said that his clients were innocent of the charges.

He said that the complainant was a sub-tenant to Ayodeji because the apartment was transferred to him by someone who rented it from the defendant.

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I think the old woman and the girl were only trying to help d guy..... The guy (complainant) is an idiot, i wants to reap frm where he did nt sow...

Posted: at 15-03-2012 03:52 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- lanudja at 15-03-2012 03:53 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: lanudja on 15-03-2012 03:52 PM
The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the old woman, Ayodeji said, "I was only trying to help him because there was flooding as a result of downpour.

"I don’t have the strength and that is why I called our neighbour who is also his friend (Isa) to help pack his  property  to the backyard.

"Nothing is missing from what we packed, how can the complainant now say that we have stolen his things is what I don’t understand."

She added that her intention was to save property of the complainant from further damage.

"I made several unsuccessful attempts to reach him (complainant) on phone to inform him of the incident,'' she claimed.

The counsel to the accused persons, Mr Michael Itiolu, also said that his clients were innocent of the charges.

He said that the complainant was a sub-tenant to Ayodeji because the apartment was transferred to him by someone who rented it from the defendant.



I think the old woman and the girl were only trying to help d guy..... The guy (complainant) is an idiot, i wants to reap frm where he did nt sow...


Posted: at 15-03-2012 03:53 PM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- EMMYBOSS at 15-03-2012 03:55 PM (9 years ago)
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I THINK THIS MAMA HAS A GOOD INTENTION.  IF TRULY THERE ARE MISSING ITEMS, THEN THE YOUNG MAN ISA SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE.
Posted: at 15-03-2012 03:55 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Bettygirls at 15-03-2012 04:03 PM (9 years ago)
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what is an 85year old doing with a blackberry? wonders they say shall never end
Posted: at 15-03-2012 04:03 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- open_reality at 15-03-2012 04:05 PM (9 years ago)
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I do not trust the 18yrs old boy cause he "might" be responsible for the crime without the old woman knowing. I certainly can't understand why an 80yrs old woman would want to steal those items when she can barely use them. It's either the 18yrs old boy stole those items without the old woman's knowledge, or the complainant is lying and looking for an opportunity to extort money, blackberry and other stuffs from the old woman. But if the old woman is in anyway guilty of the crime in her heart, then she's got some serious explanation to do when she meets God cos her time is almost up. Weird story!

Posted: at 15-03-2012 04:05 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- winace at 15-03-2012 04:05 PM (9 years ago)
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Help is now a crime in dis world. I was wondering how an 85yrs old woman will steal a phone.
Posted: at 15-03-2012 04:05 PM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- omonii at 15-03-2012 04:06 PM (9 years ago)
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@masco, lanudja & emmyboss read the story before making their comment. It really baffles me that some people make comment without reading the story. They just  make comment base on the tittle. Alway read before making comment. What do you think an old woman of 85years will do with such fone? The old woman has good intention, she just only being accused.
Posted: at 15-03-2012 04:06 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- open_reality at 15-03-2012 04:09 PM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: biancaflexy on 15-03-2012 03:41 PM
Nawao na aboki man. He's jst wikd n wnts 2 punish d old woman buh God wil surely fait 4 her

 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin you're correct babes

Posted: at 15-03-2012 04:09 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- verah at 15-03-2012 04:10 PM (9 years ago)
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wetin 80yrs old woman wan carry bb do? abeg na lie

Posted: at 15-03-2012 04:10 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ebonyz at 15-03-2012 04:25 PM (9 years ago)
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Na WA oh
Posted: at 15-03-2012 04:25 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ecto at 15-03-2012 04:25 PM (9 years ago)
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What is all this about Blackbutty?
Posted: at 15-03-2012 04:25 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ugochuks at 15-03-2012 04:28 PM (9 years ago)
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I WISH BLACKBERRIES WERE STILL FRUITS NOT MOBILE PHONES....

Posted: at 15-03-2012 04:28 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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