25-Year-Old Man Sentenced To Prison For Stealing N1,000 Food Items

A magistrates’ court in Isabo, Abeokuta, on Friday, sentenced one Kazeem Salami, 25, to one year imprisonment for stealing food items worth N1,000.

Magistrate V.B. Williams said the prosecution had proved its case beyond a reasonable doubt, adding that the convict was guilty as charged.

The convict had, at his arraignment, pleaded not guilty.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Lawrence Olu-Balogun told the court that the defendant committed the offence on March 5.

He said the offence was committed at 3:00 a.m. at Duroja Street in Ake village via Laderin in Abeokuta.

The prosecutor explained that the convict was noticed loitering around by community residents, which caused some suspicion.

He said that when the convict was accosted and interrogated by security officers in the community, he could not give a satisfactory account of where he was going in the community.

According to him, the convict could also not give an account of where he got the yam flour, palm oil and other food items in his possession, all worth N1,000.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened section 390 (9) of Ogun’s Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.

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