Young artisan sentenced to 18 months for stealing plasma TV, jewellery box


A 30-year-old artisan, Toyin Akinyemi has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment by an Ile-Ife Magistrates’ Court for stealing an industrial machine and other valuable items.

Akinyemi who pleaded guilty committed the offence on May 28, 2021, around 1pm at Modomo area of Ile-Ife.

The prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Osanyintuyi, earlier told the court that the convict broke into the house of the complainant, AbdulHammed Toheeb with the intent to commit a felony therein.

He said the convict stole a Hisense plasma TV, industrial machine worth N105,000, a wristwatch N70,000 and a jewellery box.

Other stolen items are; perfumes, a pair of sandals and a power bank.

The offence committed contravened Sections 383, 390 (9), 411 and 412 of the Criminal Code Laws of Osun, 2002.

In her judgement, Magistrate Bose Idowu sentenced Akinyemi to 18 months imprisonment without an option of a fine.

She said the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others who would want to engage in such crimes.

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