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Motorcyclist jailed for theft

By Boluwatife Akinola


An Akure Magistrate Court on Thursday sentenced a motorcylist, John Femi, to one year imprisonment, for breaking into a house to steal cable wire and other items worth N145,000.

Magistrate Damilola Sekoni handed down the sentence, following the convicts guilty plea to a three-count charge of stealing, burglary and wilful damage brought against him by the Amotekun Corps.

The prosecuting counsel, Ds Msonter-Shagba, had earlier told the court that the convict committed the offences on August 14, 2023 at about 1:30 pm at Okitipupa, Okitipupa local government area of Ondo State.

Msonter-Shagba said the convict broke into the house of one Oge Tosin and stole cable wire, a chain, a big padlock, a saw blade, and a big hammer, all valued at N145,000.

The convict on the same day and time, after stealing was said to have willfully damaged the house of the complainant.

The offences, according to charge, see contravened Sections 410, 411, 383, 390, and 451 of the Criminal Code Law, Cap. 37, Vol. 1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria, 2006.

The prosecutor urged the court to sentence the convict accordingly.

Magistrate Sekoni sentenced him to one year on each count without an option of fine and it is to run consecutively with an option of fine.

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