Osogbo, May 4, 2020
An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Monday, sentenced a 21-year-old man, Lekan Usman to 12 months imprisonment for stealing mobile phones and other valuables.
The Magistrate, Mrs Mary Awodele, sentenced Usman after he pleaded guilty to charges of break-in and stealing.
Awodele, however, granted the convict an option to pay N15,000 fine.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp Rasak Olaiwola, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 1 at 3 a.m. at Oke-Aiyepe area of Osogbo.
Olaiwola said the defendant broke into the apartment of Mr Adebayo Olalekan and stole his valuables before he was apprehended.
“He broke into the house of the complainant and carted away different types of phones and some valuables.
”The defendant was arrested and taken to the hospital for treatment due to the injuries he sustained during the burglary but later he escaped before he was re-apprehended”.
He said the offences contravened Sections 135 (b), 390 (9), 412 of the Criminal Law of Osun, 2002
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