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Man, 25, bags 6 months jail term for stealing



An Isabo Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun, on Thursday jailed a 25-year-old man, Waheed Sheoga, six months without option of fine for stealing a Techno phone valued at N7,000.

The Magistrate, Mr Olakunleyin Oke, said the sentence followed his plea of guilty to the two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Olu-Balogun Lawrence, told the court that the convict committed the offences on Oct. 29 at about 9:20a.m at Sabo Lafenwa area of Abeokuta.

Lawrence said that the convict entered into the shop of the complainant, Mrs Mariam Soludeem, and stole a Techno phone valued at N7, 000 and N2,000 cash.

According to the prosecutor, the convict pretended to be interested in buying some textile materials in the shop.

“Few minutes after he left, the complainant noticed that her cell phone and money were missing.

“The next day, the complainant sighted the man far away from her shop.

“As she moved closer to the convict, he attempted to run, but with the help of some neighbours around, he was caught,’’ Lawrence said.

He was later handed over to the police and when he was searched, the Tecno phone was found in his possession.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Section 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Vol.1 Law of Ogun, 2006.

Edited & Vetted By: Bayo Sekoni/Olagoke Olatoye

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