A 30-year-old man, Sulaiman Awokunle has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by an Osogbo Magistrate Court in Osun state for allegedly stealing a ram.
Awokunle was accused of stealing a ram valued N25,000 on August 22, 2017 at about 6am at Onunrin’s compound in Iree, Osun state.
The police prosecutor, Elisa Olusegun intimated the court that the ram belonged to a ram seller identified as Saka Idowu of Onunrin’s compound in the ancient town.
Olusegun said the accused person committed an offence that is contrary to Section 383 and punishable under Section 390(9) of the criminal code, cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Odun state of Nigeria, 2003.
The accused, therefore, pleaded guilty to the one-count-charge of theft preferred against him, and quickly begged for mercy.
His counsel, Najite Okobe pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy.
He informed the court that the accused is first time offender adding that he was preparing to celebrate Sallah with his family.
The Magistrate, Adenike Olowolagba, found Awokunle guilty as charged and sentenced him to 6 months imprisonment with an option of N4,000 fine.