Court Sentence Bricklayer To 6-month Imprisonment For Burgling Oyo Government House


From Tunde Aina

IBADAN – A magistrate court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on Monday, sentenced a 35year-old bricklayer, Mr. Sunday Ajayi to Six months jail for breaking into the apartment of the anti-bomb squad facility, located within the Oyo State Government House, Agodi, Ibadan.

The magistrate court sitting in Iwo Road, presided over by Mr.Taiwo Olaniran found Ajayi guilty of the two-court charge of breaking and stealing with charge no: MI/331c/2018.

Police prosecutor, Mr.Sunday Ogunremi told the court that the suspect on 29th July, 2017 at about 12:30pm at the Government House, Agodi, GRA Ibadan, broke into the Government House staff room.

Ogunremi added that Ajayi on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District did steal one Wrist watch, four shirts, two trousers and EOD Binuocular, property of anti-bomb section of the Nigeria Police Force, valued at N 535,000.00.

He said that the offence committed was contrary to and punishable under Section 411 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Vol.II laws of Oyo state of Nigeria, 2000.

The suspect, however, pleaded guilty and begged the court to temper justice with mercy, saying it was work of the devil.

Olaniran while delivering his judgement on Monday then sentenced him to six months imprisonment without option of fine to serve as deterrent for others.

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