College student appears in court in connection with alleged handbag theft

June 4, 2019

A college student has appeared in court charged in connection with the alleged theft of a handbag from an elderly woman in Co Donegal.

Louis Ogbomo was charged in connection with the incident which happened on Friday night last, June 2nd at Station Roundabout in Letterkenny.

Detective Garda Stephen Moyles told Letterkenny District Court that Ogbomo was arrested at 1.16am on June 3rd and brought to Letterkenny Garda station.

Ogbomo, who was accompanied to court by his parents, made no reply to the charge.

Gardai said they had no objection to bail but asked that the accused, of Boyce Court, Drogheda, Co Louth, sign on twice weekly at Drogheda Garda station.

His solicitor said his parents were originally from Nigeria but had lived in Ireland for 16 years.

They had gathered some funds to return to Nigeria between June 18th and July 25th and were asking to allow the accused to travel with them.

Detective Garda Moyles said the young man’s parents had told him about this and that he had no objections.

Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until September 2nd for directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.