Judiciary

45-Year-Old Jailed Over Cable Theft In Ile-Ife

An Ile-Ife Magistrate Court in Osun State has sentenced a 45-year-old man, Sanni Moses, to twelve months imprisonment for the theft of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife’s armoured cable pipe worth three hundred and fifty thousand naira.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr A.A. Adebayo convicted the suspect, with a ten thousand naira option of fine after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

In sentencing the defender, the magistrate said he put into consideration the plea made by the defence counsel, Mrs Innocental Akhigbe to the effect that the defendant has an aged mother, wife and children to fend for adding that he is now sober and remorseful.

He also noted that for the fact that the defendant had not wasted the precious time of the court by simply admitting his guilt, he deserved some leniency.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that Moses committed the offence on April 15, 2020 around 9:00 pm at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Mr Osanyintuyi said the defendant stole armoured cable pipe valued 350,000 naira, property of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Adenitan Akinola

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