April 17, 2024

Ota Magistrates’ Imprisons Man, 25, For Theft Of Cellphone, Other Valuables

Ota Magistrates' Imprisons Man, 25, For Theft Of Cellphone, Other Valuables

Ota Magistrates' Imprisons Man, 25, For Theft Of Cellphone, Other Valuables

 

By JP Ashedzi

A 25-year-old man, Lekan Adewale, has been sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment by an Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun, for breaking into a house to steal a cellphone and other items valued at N386,000.

The Police charged the convict, whose address was not provided, with stealing, burglary and conspiracy, after he pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, O. O. Okiki, said the prosecution counsel had proven beyond reasonable doubt that Adewale was guilty of the charge preferred against him.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp E. O. Adaraloye, had told the court that the convict and others still at large, committed the offences on June 9, at about 1.35 a.m. at Adefarasin, Ilogbo area, Ota.

Adaraloye said the convict and his accomplices conspired to break into the house of one Adeniyi Oluwatosin, to steal an Infinix hot 12 Smartphone, LG Television and other items valued at N386,000.

He said the offences contravened Sections 411,415 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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