Man Bags 21 Years In Jail For Stealing Food In Ekiti

ekiti court jailed man for stealing food

Ekiti Court has sentenced a man to 21 year jail term for stealing food.

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A burglar, Jimoh Dele, was given a 21-year jail term by Justice Olalekan Olatawura of the Ado Ekiti Division of the Ekiti State High Court for breaking into a business and stealing food goods worth N234,000.

The charge sheet claims that on May 11, 2020, Jimoh broke into a building at the Mobil Petrol Station, Waterworks, in the Ajilosun neighbourhood of Ado Ekiti, entered a business owned by one Oluwayemisi Adeleye, and took items valued at more than N234,000.

The Criminal Code Law, Cap. C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012, sections 413 and 390(9), according to the prosecutor during his trial, Kunle Adeyemo, were violated.

“My shop was burgled twice, in May 2020 and June 2021 during which my foodstuffs and soup ingredients, including rice, semovita, wheat and tomato paste, among others, which I was selling, were stolen.”

The complainant claimed the following in her police statement

Sergeant Oladele Ayodeji, a police officer, said in court that the defendant was taken into custody on November 19, 2021.

“During interrogation, he confessed to have participated in criminal activities such as kidnapping, burglary and stealing, including breaking into the complainant’s shop,”

he added.

The presiding judge found Jimoh guilty and gave him a 14-year sentence on count one and a seven-year prison on count two as part of his ruling.

The sentences will run concurrently, according to the court.


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