Five lecturers of the popular Tai Solarin College of Education, Omu-Ijebu have been arraigned before an Ogun State Magistrate’s Court sitting in Abeokuta.
Naija News understands that the lecturers were arraigned for alleged robbery, breach of public peace, assault among others.
This online news platform learned that the accused lecturers are: Bakare Labake, Daniel Aborishade, Odunsi Omobolaji, Seyi Akinola, and Ember Oluwatobi, were reportedly arrested by the police after a petition from some members of the college.
Naija News learnt that some of the suspects were arrested in the Ijebu axis of the state, while one was trailed to Abeokuta, where he was eventually arrested.
While arranging the suspects, the legal officer of the Ogun State Police command, Adekunle Opayemi, while told the court that the accused had between January and July 2019, broke into the office of the Head of the College’s Audit Department and allegedly stole an undisclosed number of payment vouchers from the office.
Opayemi alleged that the accused lecturers strictly revealed the contents of the documents belonging to TASCE to the public through Facebook and other social media platforms.
It was alleged that the lecturers also robbed the wife of the college’s Deputy Provost, Sainab Agboola, and hijacked the official car of her husband with registration number OG06C0309, containing a cash amounting to N120,000, a handset and other valuables.
In the ruling by the Magistrate, Bolanle Adebowale remanded the accused lecturers in prison pending legal advice from the Department of Public Prosecution.
Adebowale, however, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N5,000 with two sureties in like sum.
The case was however adjourned till November 4 for mention.