A 28-year-old Scavenger, Yinusa Musa, has been sentenced to one month imprisonment for break-in and stealing items worth N7,500, by an Iyaganku Senior Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, Oyo State.
Handing down the verdict, Senior Magistrate Patricia Adetuyibi, who convicted Musa, said she would have sentenced him to community service, but he has no one to stand as guarantor for him.
Adetuyibi said, ” after carefully listening to the complainant , and to serve as deterrent to others, the court should have sentenced the defendant to community service.”
”But, he had no one to stand as guarantor for him and has no traceable address, he is hereby sentenced to one month imprisonment with hard labour,” Adetuyibi said.
Yunusa, a scavenger was arraigned on a two -count charge of break-in and stealing.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Olalekan Adegbite, told the court that the convict stole some parts of a molding machine valued at N7, 500, belonging to Mr Kunle Majekodunmi.
Adegbite alleged that the convict entered through the broken fence into the premises, and claimed to be searching for disused iron rods.
He said that the accused was caught by the security guard on duty, while he also admitted committing the offences.
The offences contravened Sections 390 (9) and 413 (1) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State, 2000.
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