Court Sentences Man to Prison for Engine Oil Theft in Osogbo

An Osogbo Magistrate Court in Osun State has sentenced to 7 months imprisonment a 39-year-old man identified as Remi Ifamoyegum for stealing lubrication (engine) oil worth ₦469,000 since he was employed. 

Ifamoyegun was brought before the Magistrate by Police on two counts including stealing engine oil belonging to Mobil Oil Nigeria, Osogbo. 

The prosecutor, Inspector Kayode Adeoye, said the accused had been indulging in the Crime since he was employed in 2016 at Mobil Oil Nigeria PLC.

He stated that the offences committed contravened section 383 and punishable under section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria. 

The prosecutor tendered the accused written statement with two gallons of oil as exhibit arguing that the convict stole the content and replaced with water. 

Ifamoyegun who pleaded guilty as charged explained that the reason for his action was due to his wife and mother’s medical needs which his  ₦7,500 salary could not catered for.

The defence counsel, Mr Remigus Ngwu, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy on his client stressing that Ifamoyegun is remorseful. 

Delivering the judgment, the Magistrate, Risikat Olayemi, sentenced Ifamoyegun to 7months imprisonment and ordered that he should pay the sum of ₦400,000 to the company.

Akinola Adenitan

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