Crime Watch

Court convicts teen for stealing foodstuff in Ogun

An Ogun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abeokuta has convicted one Ayomide Oguntoyinbo for breaking into a house and stealing food items.

Magistrate, Mrs O.O Odumosu, sentenced Oguntoyinbo on Friday, to two weeks of community service after he pleaded guilty to break-in and theft.

The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Olakunle Shonibare, informed the court that the convict committed the offence on May 19 at 8.00a.m. at No 1 Road F-2 Oorun village, Idi-Ori, Abeokuta.

Shonibare said that Oguntoyinbo broke into Mrs Falicia Ajibade’s house and stole foodstuff and other valuables, all worth N300,000.

He said items stolen by the teenager included: rice, beans, peak milk, palm oil, vegetable oil, spaghetti, baby clothes, Solar panel, and one Android phone.

Shonibare said that the teenager was caught by security guards, who handed him over to the police, adding that the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 412 and 390 of the Criminal Law of Ogun, 2006.

The Magistrate, while delivering judgement, ordered the convict to serve the sentence on the court premises from 8 am to 2 pm daily.