In Osun Man bags 6 months imprisonment for stealing phone

The convict is to be locked up in Ilesa prison after he pleaded guilty to a three-count charge bordering on stealing.

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A 23-year-old unemployed man, Omodolapo IyanuOluwa, was on Monday sentenced to six months imprisonment by an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing an Infinix phone.

The Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aluko, ordered that the convict be locked in Ilesa prison after he pleaded guilty to a three-count-charge bordering on stealing.

Aluko said he hoped the sentence would serve as deterrent to others intending to commit such crime.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Rasaki Olayiwola, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 1 at about 10.00 a.m at Akede Iyaloja area in Oke Baale, Osogbo.

Olayiwola said the accused unlawfully seized the phone from one Mrs Oladipo Ifeoluwa without any genuine reason for his action.

“He refused to return the phone to the complainant until he was arrested by the police and bought to the court,’’ he said.

The offences contravened sections 144, 390 and 516 of the Criminal Law of Osun, 2003.

Counsel to the accused, Mrs Bose Adeyinka, had urged the court to temper justice with mercy, adding that her client was a first time offender.

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