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Court sentences teenager to cleaning premises

Fisayo Akinduro, Osogbo
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A teenager was on Monday sentenced by the Osun state Magistrate court to clean the court premises as his punishment for stealing.

 19-year-old Basit was said to have committed the offence on February 3, 2019, at about 10:00am at Omobolanle area, Osogbo, in the Osogbo Magisterial District.

 The police prosecutor, Fagboyinbo Abiodun ASP, told the court that the convict stole one Nokia Asha 501 valued at N10,000 and one Itel 5310 valued at N6,000 total valued  at N16,000.00, property of one Jimoh Akeem Olaosebikan.

  Abiodun told the court, that Basit was caught where he wanted to change the case of the phone, in order to change the face of the phone.

 Basit, who is facing a one-count charge of stealing, pleaded guilty to the crime.

 The convict admitted that he saw a phone plugged to the socket and took it.

 Counsel to the convict, Mr A. Ugwe prayed the court to temper justice with mercy and be lenient in judgment, noting that the convict was remorseful and that he could be useful to the society.

 The Magistrate, Olatundun Oloyade sentenced the convict to clean up the court premises by cutting down the grass in the court as the punishment of the offence committed.

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