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Court Sentences Man To Six Months In Prison For Stealing

A Sabo-Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State sentenced one Taofeek Toheeb to six months in prison for breaking into a store to steal tricycle batteries worth N485,000.

The Magistrate, Mrs. A. O. Salawu sentenced 25-year-old Toheeb, who pleaded guilty to a three-count charge of buglary, damage to property and stealing.

Salawu did not gave him an option of fine but  sentenced him with  hard labour.


She said the convict is to serve two months jail term on  each of the counts, adding that the sentences  should run consecutively.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the convict resides at No 40, Bale Moshalashi St., Orile Iganmu, Lagos State.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp Godwin Oriabure, told the court that Toheeb committed the offences on Jan. 10 at No. 128, Apata St., Shomolu,  Lagos State.

He said that Toheeb broke into a store, stole five tricycle batteries valued at N485,000 and damaged the entrance to the store.

Oriabure said the stolen property belonged to one Mr Eweje Oluwaseyi.

The offences contravene Sections 287, 309 and 339 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015. (NAN)

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