A suspected burglar met his waterloo in Ibadan recently as power holding company, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC) restored electricity while he was ransacking a room in the night.
The suspect, Ibrahim Badmus, was arraigned before an Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan city today.
The judge ruled that he be remanded for allegedly breaking into his neighbour’s house and stealing two cell phones.
The Chief Magistrate Olabisi Ogunkanmi, who ordered his remand, did not take the plea of the defendant.
She also directed that the case file be sent to the Directorate of Public Prosecutions for legal advice.
The case would later be adjourned to August 21 for mention
The Ravens learnt that Badmus of Ita-Baale area, Mapo, Ibadan, was arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, breaking and entering as well as stealing.
The Prosecutor, Insp Sikiru Opaleye, had informed the court that Badmus and one other person at large connived to commit the crimes.
He alleged that Badmus at about 2:45am on March 26 broke into the house of one Abike Olajiire, 50, and dispossessed her of two Android cell phones valued at N46, 000
According to him, the complainant alleged the defendant used a knife to cause fear for her and her daughter in order to dispossess them of their cell phones.
He said the restoration of public power supply enabled the complainant to identify the defendant as her neighbour before he fled the scene.
Opaleye said the offences contravened Sections 390 (9), 411 (1) (2) and 516 of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.