Teenager bags sixteen months jail term for stealing phone in Osun

Teenager bags sixteen months jail term for stealing phone in Osun

A 19-year-old boy, Henry Mohammed has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for stealing a mobile phone.

The convict, Henry, was on Monday sentenced by a Magistrate court in Osun State, sitting in Osogbo.

Earlier, Police prosecutor, Inspector Elisha Olusegun told the court that the convict committed the offence on August 22, 2020, at about 5:00pm at the Railway line Aregbe Osogbo.

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He disclosed that the convict did unlawfully enter a shop and stole one Infinix Hot 8 phone valued N37,000, a property of one Albert Titilayo.

Elisha explained that the convict went to the complainant’s shop to buy a cloth after he paid for the cloth he requested for another, he then stole the phone as the shop owner stepped away to provide his order.

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The convict pleaded guilty to the allegation preferred against him by the police.

Defence counsel, Adepoju Kehinde prayed the court to temper justice with mercy adding that the convict is a first offender.

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In his ruling, Magistrate Isola Omisade sentenced the convict to sixteen months imprisonment in Ilesa correctional centre without an option of fine.

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