Ex-convict gets 3 years jail term

Story By Dolapo Kareem

  The Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo has sentenced a 27 year old man, Nurudeen Tijani to 3 years imprisonment for stealing and refusal to give an account to electronic materials.

The accused who appeared before magistrate Adijat Oloyede was  convicted on four count bothering on house breaking, stealing and unlawful possession.

The convict was said to have stolen Tiger generator valued N22,000 of Bello Gafar and mechanical tools valued N20,000 of Amusat Lukman.

 He was also said to have possessed one JVC tape with 3 speakers, one DVD player and one LG player which he cannot give satisfactory account of how he came across them.

According to the details of the charge, the offence was committed on October 20, 2019 around Obalende area Oshogbo.

The offences which was contrary to and punishable under section 413, 390(9), 390(9), 430(2) of the criminal code cap 34 vol. 11 laws of Osun State of Nigeria 2002.

Tijani who has no legal representative pleaded guilty for the first to third charge, and pleaded not guilty of the fourth charge.

The police prosecutor, Olayiwola Rasak said the case was transferred from court 2, as the accused was an ex-convict on June 28, 2018 in  the same court on  the similar offence in which he called himself Wahab Sabar.

 He also said  that all the stolen items had been recovered from the accused, and has also given his statement in the police station.

 Magistrate Oloyede sentenced the accused to 3 years imprisonment for the first count, 6 months each for the three other counts which are to be ran simultaneously.

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