Court sentences man to 18 months imprisonment for allegedly stealing phones, purse

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BY TIMOTHY AGBOR, OSOGBO

Uba Group

A Magistrate’s Court sitting in Osogbo, the Osun State capital has sentenced a 35-year-old-man, Adewale Ademola, to 18 months imprisonment for allegedly stealing some phones and a purse.

It was gathered that the convict sneaked into a woman’s shop and carted away her two phones and a purse containing her Automated Teller Machine card, an identification card and some personal effects.

The charge brought against him read that “You, Adewale Ademola, on the 8th day of July, 2022, at about 11am, at Adeleke Freedom Way, Alekuwodo area, Osogbo, in the Osogbo Magisterial District, did unlawfully enter the shop of one Salami Oluwakemi with intent to commit felony to wit stealing and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume II Laws of Osun, 2002.

“You (Ademola) did steal the following items: Camon C9 handset valued at N65, 000 and Canon 17 handset valued at N85, 000 and a purse containing ATM card, token and several identity cards, valued at N150, 000, properties of one Salami Oluwakemi and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Cap 34, Volume II Laws of Osun, 2002.”

The police prosecutor, Abiodun Fagboyinbo, alleged that the convict entered the complainant’s shop and stole the items.

Abiodun, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, further informed the court that Ademola was apprehended by some traders who saw him while committing the crime.

Ademola entered into a guilty plea on the two-count-charge leveled against him in court.

Magistrate A. A. Adeyeba found Ademola guilty as charged and, therefore, sentenced him to nine months jail term on each of the two counts.