Crime

Osogbo Court Remands Teenagers for Jail Break

A Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital has sentenced four teenagers to five years imprisonment for allegedly escaping from Dugbe police station custody.

The convicts are; Adeleke Azeez, 20, Isola Segun, 18,Odewale Maliq,18 and Ayoola Pelumi,15.

The convicts were earlier arraigned and remanded in Ilesa correctional centre on July 28, 2020 for  three count charges bothering on unlawful escape and willful damage of police custody.

Police prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Kayode told the court that the convicts committed the offence on July 27, 2020 at about 3:00am at Dugbe police station, Osogbo.

He alleged that the convicts damaged the iron door and the roofing sheet of the station and escaped from custody. 

Inspector Adeoye said the offence committed by the convict contrary to and punishable under section 516,135(a) and 151(b) Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun State 2002.

The four convicts pleaded guilty to the allegations slammed against them.

Defence Counsel, Mr. Adedoyin Ajewole while making pleas for the convicts, urged the court to caution and discharge them, saying that the convicts are young and if sentenced they may be corrupted in the correctional centre.

In his ruling, the Magistrate Mr Abayomi Ajala sentenced the convicts to two years imprisonment for the first count charge, two years for second count charge and one year for third count charge to run concurrently or option of fine of N9,000 with six stroke of cane each.

Adenitan Akinola

  

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