In Osun Man bags 13 months imprisonment for burglary

The convict pleaded not guilty to the four count charges of conspiracy, burglary, stealing and breach of public peace.

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A 40-year-old man, Ikechukwu Muojekwu, was on Tuesday sentenced to 13 months imprisonment in Ilesa prison by an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for burglary.

The Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, ordered that Muojekwu be kept behind bars due to the magnitude of the offence committed or pay an option of N20,000 fine.

The State Counsel, Mrs Olubukola Akintayo, told the court that the convict committed the offence on Dec. 18, 2009 at about 6.30p.m. at No. 17 Aiyetoro area, Osogbo.

She said that the convict conspired with others at large, broke into the shop of one Mrs Fasilat Suraju and carted away some valuable items.

She listed the items stolen from the shop to include children wears, women shoes, trousers and shirts worth about N4 million and N500, 000 cash.

She said that Mojuekwu conducted himself in a manner which led to the breach of public peace at the point of his arrest by the Police.

Akintayo said the the offence contravened sections 86 (1), 516, 390(9), and 249 (d) of the criminal code cap 34 vol. 11 laws of Osun, 2003.

Counsel to the convict, Mr Remi Ayode, prayed the Magistrate to temper justice with mercy in the delivery of his judgement.

The convict however pleaded not guilty to the four count charges of conspiracy, burglary, stealing and breach of public peace.

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