Two suspects, Jacob Peter and Baba Ochi, have been remanded by an Ilorin magistrates’ court in Kwara State for stealing 450 chickens on a farm in Lasoju, Asa Local Government Area.
The prosecutor, Inspector Iwaloye AbdulRauf, had earlier, told the court that the incident which occurred on June 4, 2022, led to their arrest by a vigilante, Yusuf Samuel, who handed them over to the police.
Peter pleaded guilty to the charge and told the court he could not remember the exact number of chickens they stole.
Ochi on his part, said he was innocent and didn’t go with Peter to steal the chickens.
He, however, admitted that they used to eat stolen chickens together after any successful operation by Peter.
The Magistrate, Moshood Ajibade, ordered Peter to be remanded at a correctional centre and admitted Ochi to bail of N300,000 with two sureties.
He adjourned to July 5, 2022.