Two teenage girls were on Wednesday arraigned before an Akure Senior Magistrates' Court on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
The girls, (names withheld), who were both 14 years old, were accused of committing the offence on May 20, at 21 Araromi Street, Akure.
They were accused of stealing N40,000 belonging to one Mrs Idowu Atoki, a hair dresser, and an aunt to one of them,
According to the police, the offence is contrary to, and punishable under sections 516 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap 30 Vol. I Laws of Ondo State 2006.
The pleas of the accused were, however, taken by the court in camera because they were minors.
One of the accused denied committing the offence in count, but the other admitted the offence.
However, both of them admitted that they stole the money as prescribed in count 2 of the charge against them.
One the minors in her statement to the police said that the money they stole from their aunt was with the other but she denied vehemently.
When the magistrate threatened to use a horse whip on her, the second accused confessed that the money was actually kept in a house in Ayegunle area of Akure.
Since neither of their parents and guardians were in court, the case was adjourned to May 25, for determination. (NAN)