Palmoil Thief Sentenced To Six years Imprisonment In Ondo
A 35-year-old man, Chinaza Njoku, has been sentenced to 6 years imprisonment by a Justice of the Peace Court docket sitting in Akure, the Ondo State capital for stealing palm oil.
Njoku was arrested and arraigned earlier than the court docket for stealing 25 litres of palm oil price N20,000 on April 17, 2022, at No 36, Iluyemi avenue, Ondo city, Ondo State.
He was charged on a two-count of stealing and felony.
The prosecutor, Inspector Bernard Olagbayi, informed the court docket that the convict stole a keg of palm oil belonging to 1 Mrs Veronica Akinrinlola, including that the convict used his key to open the door of the complainant’s residence and unlawfully entered the place to commit felony.
In response to the cost sheet, the offence dedicated contravenes Sections 412 and 390(9) of the Felony Code Cap 34 Vol.1, Legal guidelines of Ondo State, 2006.
The convict pleaded responsible to the cost levelled in opposition to him however prayed the court docket to mood justice with mercy in its judgement.
In her judgement, the Justice of the Peace, Mrs Charity Adeyanju, discovered the convict responsible of the offence of theft introduced in opposition to him by the prosecution.
Consequently, she convicted and sentenced him to 6 years imprisonment on counts one and two because of the magnitude of the offence, including that the sentence ought to run concurrently.
The court docket, nonetheless, gave him an possibility of N100,000 advantageous.