An Igbokoda Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday convicted 10 persons, including six chiefs, for conspiracy and stealing.
The court found them guilty on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing and fined them N2,000 each.
Those convicted were High Chief Thomas Ogbaro (75), High Chief Owoloye Omotehinse (45), Chief Odopetu Ogbaro (61), Chief Wilson Ogbaro (79) Chief Segun Ogbaro (60) and Chief Rotimi Ogbaro (48).
Other convicts were Prince Censor Ogbaro (49), Pastor Oye Ogbaro (44), Esimaje Ogbaro (62) and Toluwase Ogbaro (30).
The convicts were alleged to have committed the offences on Jan. 21 at No. 31/33 Ikuemola St., Igbokoda, in the Igbokoda Magisterial District.
Police Prosecutor Insp. Sunday Efurubu said that the convicted persons conspired to steal N870,000 belonging to the Ogbaro family of Igbokoda. All 10 convicts had earlier pleaded not guilty to the charges and had been granted bail in the sum of N400,000 and one surety each.
The prosecution called five witnesses while the counsel to all the accused, Mr Orimisan Okorisha, called two defence witnesses.