Phone Theft: Two sentenced to ‘Cutting of grass’, in Akure Court premises

Two young men, Lateef Yakubu and Segun Bolarin, both 22 years old, were sentenced to one month community service of cutting grasses within the court premises by a magistrate court sitting in Akure.

They were found guilty of stealing a phone valued at N75,000 on December 9, 2019 at about 11:00am at Lopsam Clinic, Akure.

According to the charge sheet, the offence was contrary to and punishable under sections 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 37, Vol1, Laws of Ondo State of Nigeria 2006.

The Prosecuting Police officer, Inspector Uloh Goodluck, told the court that one Esther Awosusi, complainant, came to the station with a report, that her Tecno camon 12, handset valued at N75,000 was stolen where she was charging it, at lopsam clinic on the said date and time.

According to him, the complaint raised alarm which attracted the owner of the clinic, and the owner assured her of getting her phone back with the aid of the CCTV that was installed in the clinic.

He added that when the camera was reviewed, two young men were seen removing the handset alongside the charger from where it was plugged.

The duo were reportedly arrested with the help of one of the sympathizers who was able to recognise them.

Consequently, Uloh prayed the court to convict Lateef Yakubu and Segun Bolarin, accordingly.

Having gone through the case file and the statement of the convicts, the court therefore found them guilty as charged and convicted them.

The Magistrate Mrs Charity Adeyanju, therefore sentenced them to one month community service each by cutting the grasses within the court premises which should be done three times in a week.

Published by Wonderlady

Journalist, Educationist, Writer, Human Rights Advocate

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