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Court convicts man, 25, of stealing

Adetuyibi did not give the convict an option of fine for shop breaking and stealing electronic appliances even though he was a first time offender.

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The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Patricia Adetuyibi in her ruling, sentenced Dauda to 40 days in Agodi prison with hard labour, after he pleaded guilty to the offence.

Adetuyibi did not give the convict an option of fine even though he was a first time offender.

Dauda of Isale Jaba area of Saki, Oyo State, pleaded guilty to the two-count charge  against him after the First Information Report (FIR) was read and his confessional statement was presented in court.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Olalekan Adegbite, told the court that Dauda broke and entered the electronics shop of Dare Alabi on March 28 at about 4 a.m. in Samonda area, Ibadan.

Adegbite said “Dauda stole two scales valued at N30,000 and one amplifier valued at N20,000 with total value of the stolen items at N50,000.

“The convict broke into the shop and carting away the goods before he was arrested by security guard in the area and handed over to police at Bodija market.”

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened sections 390(9) and 413 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol .II, Laws of Oyo state, 2000.

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