by ‘Jola Sotubo
A man in Oyo has been sentenced to spend the next 2 years in prison after he was found guilty of stealing a phone.
27-year-old Wasiu Moshood was convicted of theft after he stole the BlackBerry during the opening of a new Shoprite branch in Ibadan, the state capital.
Moshood was said to have taken the phone off one Adekoya Falilat who he subsequently assaulted after she accused him of stealing it.
Moshood was said to have committed the offence during the on Friday, June 19, 2014.
At his first appearance before the Chief Magistrate, O. A. Amzat, the convict had pleaded guilty to the charges of stealing and was remanded in Agodi Prison till the adjourned day. Before remanding him, the Chief Magistrate Amzat said since he had pleaded guilty to the charges, he should be remanded at Agodi till June 30.
When the case was due for judgment, the magistrate tried endlessly to make the convict tell the court where he sold the phone but he claimed he could not. The court then delivered its judgment.