A 23-year-old student, Handsome Kenneth, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment by an Ondo Chief Magistrate Court for stealing an infinix S4 mobile phone valued at N49,500.
Kenneth, according to the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Benard Olagbayi, said the convict committed the offence in September, at 4 p.m. at the Akiavic Hotel area, in Ondo City.
The charge sheet read that ” You, Handsome Kenneth, on September 15, 2022, at about 4 pm at Akiavic Hotel, along Ademulegun road, Ondo, in the Ondo Magisterial Districts stole one infinite S4 mobile phone valued at N49,500, property of one Akinladejo Felix and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 383 and punishable under Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 37 Vol 1 Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.”.
Kenneth pleaded guilty to the charge levelled against him and prayed the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing him.
Consequently, the trial Chief Magistrate, Mrs Charity Adeniyan, sentenced the convict to 3 years imprisonment with an option of N277,400 fine, due to the magnitude of the offence.
Similarly, a 22-year-old apprentice, Samuel Uzemezue, has been arraigned before an Akure Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly stealing an electric cable and coils, worth N300,000.
The prosecutor, Inspector Nelson Akintimehin, charged Uzemezue with three counts of conspiracy and theft.