Ex-convict jailed 10 years for stealing foodstuff in Ogun

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court sitting in Isabo has sentenced a 27-year -old man, Ayinde Semiu, to 10 years imprisonment for breaking into two shops and stealing foodstuff worth N77,850.

The Magistrate, Mrs I.O Abudu, on Wednesday, sentenced the convict after he had earlier pleaded guilty to a six-count charge of burglary and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Abolade Bukola, had earlier told the court that the defendant committed the offences at 2.30 am at Elegant area of Abeokuta.

Bukola told the court that the defendant who was a two-time convict of stealing also burgled two shops and stole foodstuff and cash belonging to Mrs Koleosho Mariam and Mrs Aremu Omolara.

The prosecutor said the defendant was caught in the act by a resident of the community who sighted him while stealing the items.

The prosecutor said the offences committed contravened Sections 414 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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