Man gets 6 months imprisonment for stealing dry fish, noodles

Posted by Nofisat Marindoti, Osogbo | 18 February 2017 | 1,347 times

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A 19-year-old boy, Ogunlusi Abass has been sentenced to 6 months imprisonment by an Osogbo Magistrate court in Osun State for stealing some dry fishes valued N500, seven pieces of golden penny noodles and a tin of three crown milk.

The police prosecutor, Inspector Fagboyinbo Abiodun told the court that Abass stole these items from one Rasheed Shakirat on the 28th of January, 2017 at Onibueja area in Osogbo.

He added that Abass also stole 3 beverages and 3 pieces of golden Penny Semovita everything valuing N4,630.

He said the offences committed by Abass are contrary to and punishable under section 411 and section 390 of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol II Laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

When his charges were read to him, the accused pleaded guilty saying he deeply regret his actions. His counsel, Mrs A Y Dada also asked the magistrate to temper justice with mercy as the accused is remorseful.

In his ruling, Chief Magistrate Olusola Aluko sentenced Abass to six months imprisonment or a fine of N10,000.

Abass was however unable to meet the fine charge and was later led to Ilesha prison custody to serve his six months imprisonment.

Source: News Express

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