On Monday, an Osun State Magistrate court sitting in Ilesa remanded three suspected thieves in police custody for stealing transformer cables valued at N700,000 in Owa Obokun of Ijeshaland, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran’s palace.

Owolabi Abimbola,33, Sulaiman Mutiu,25, Samson Oluwafemi,25, and others are facing four-count charges on the committed offense.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Adigun Kehinde, the stolen transformer cables were the property of the IBEDC Ilesa branch.

He told the court that the defendants, on May 11, 2022, conspired, stole, and diverted for their personal use of a transformer cable at the Owa Obokun Palace.

Adigun argued that the offense committed by the defendants was contrary to sections 516, 400, 451(6), 383(2) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun State 2002, which saw the suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them.

In his ruling, the presiding Magistrate, A.O Awodele, fixed further hearing on the case till May 18 and ordered that the defendants be kept in Police custody.