Two friends have been arrested for allegedly stealing 2,514 chickens.

Lateef Ajetomobi, 43, and Saraju Yekini 33, were said to have committed the offence on August 2018, at Olu Farms Limited, Osogbo, the Osun State capital.

The stolen chickens were valued at N3 million.

Luck ran out on the two friends after they were apprehended by the police on patrol.

The suspects could not explain how they came to be in possession of said chickens

The police charged Ajetomobi and Yekini to an Osogbo Chief Magistrates' Court with three counts of theft, conspiracy and deceit.

ALSO READ: 7 Die As Boko Haram Attempts To Stop Elections In Borno

The Prosecutor, Insp Joshua Oladoye, told the court that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 516, 427, 383(1) punishable under section 390(9) of the criminal code cap 34 vol. 11, laws of Osun, 2003.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.

The defense counsel, Emmanuel Adebisi, prayed the court to grant his clients bail in the most liberal terms.

The Magistrate, Aishat Olayemi, admitted the defendants to bail in the sum of N500,000 each and one surety each in like sum.

Olayemi ordered that the sureties must reside within the court’s jurisdiction with evidence of tax payments and three passport sized photographs, attached with an affidavit of means.

She adjourned the case until March 11, for hearing.

Don't forget to share this story with your friends.

Also Watch: