… As Cleaner bags 14 months jail term for stealing 32-inch TV, decoders***
A Magistrates’ Court in Ota, Ogun, on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old trader, Tunde Akeem, to six months imprisonment for stealing a sewing machine.
The police charged Akeem with two counts of conspiracy and theft.
Magistrate A O. Adeyemi, held that the prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubts.
Adeyemi said that beyond a reasonable doubt is the standard of proof required in most criminal cases.
The magistrate did not give the convict an option to pay a fine.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Insp E. O.Adaraloye told the court that the convict and other at large, committed the offence on Feb.12 at about 10.30 p.m.at Ilo-Awela, Ota.
Adaraloye said that Akeem and his accomplices also stole a cordless drilling machine, belonging to the complainant, Obalange Abimbola.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 390(9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2000.
In another development, a Grade I Area Court, Mpape, Abuja, on Friday sentenced a cleaner, Mgbe Collins to 14 months imprisonment for stealing two 32-Inch Plasma TVs and decoders worth N266, 000 belonging to a school.
The police charged Collins with theft; and the Judge, Salihu Ibrahim, sentenced Collins after he pleaded guilty to the crime.
Ibrahim, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N30, 000.
He also ordered that the convict to pay N266, 000 in damages to Famak British school, Asokoro, Abuja.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Stanley Nwaforaku told the court that the convict, was employed as a cleaner by the school.
Nwaforaku said, on Jan. 8, the convict stole two 32-inch plasma tvs two decoders and one Imos Television all worth N266, 000.
He said the matter was reported at the Asokoro Police Station by Emmanuel Ali of Famak British School, No 8 Adekunle Fajayi close, Asokoro, Abuja.
He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 312 and 289 of the Penal Code.