Nursing mother jailed 7 days for stealing indomie

An Osogbo Senior Magistrates’  Court on Thursday sentenced a 28-year-old nursing mother, Taye Joseph, to seven days of community service for stealing a carton of  indomie.

The convict was to be kept in the custody of  Ataoja Police Station in Osogbo from where she was expected to be coming to  clean the court’s premises for seven days.

Senior Magistrate Olusola Aluko, however,  gave an option of  N300 fine for  each of the seven-count charges brought against the convict.

Joseph  had pleaded guilty to the seven-count charges of conspiracy, house-breaking as well as  stealing  and asked for leniency.

The police prosecutor, Solomon Oladele, told the court that the woman committed the offences, which contravened sections 516, 383, 413 and 390, of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, on Nov. 16, at Olugun area in Osogbo.

Oladele, while presenting the facts  of the case during a summary trial, told the court that Joseph forcefully entered the shop of one Fasilat Yinusa and stole a carton of indomie valued at N1, 200.

He added that the woman stole some biscuits, Viju milk, eggs, packets of cigarettes and Bournvita among other items  from the shops of  Mulikat Agbeja and Folasade Suleieman.

According to Oladele, one Falola Saidi sighted the convict while trying to escape with the stolen items and raised  an alarm which enabled  passersby to apprehend her.

Aluko,  in his jugdment,  said : “ Throughout the trial period, I watched the convict keenly as she wept which indicated  that she is regretting her action and I noticed  that she is very sober.

“She is to be kept in the custody of the Ataoja Police Station from where she should be coming to clean the premises of this court for seven days.

“The convict should report at 8 a.m  and close at 4 p.m for the seven days and  in the alternative, she should pay a fine of N300 for each of the seven count-charge brought against her.” (NAN)

14 Comments

  • Can u amaging in a country of verse resource! some could not feed! Mr judger, tanks 4ur consideretn, Sir. But, were is mr speakar, Governos & Others?

  • The judgement is not bad. The only thing I culd add is the court to allow her breast-feed her baby. If she stole only the carton of indomie, I wuld have attributed it to forceful hunger. The judgement is already a warning to her. He who has ear, let him hear.

  • It was caused by poverty though dat should’nt be an xcuse 4 any one 2 commit crime but as we all blame d woman we should also blame those who are d curse of dis poverty i mean those who steal from our treasury.

  • A woman stole carton of indomie and shes jaild what hapen to ministers,govenors president dat steal frm d government pocket what a disgrace gudge pls gve her a job n d court instd of purnishment

  • Na God go gun our bad leaders down. Assuming dis country is good, she wouldn‘t av steal. Abeg o, wat of dis our leaders dt r stealing billions of naira? Are dey above d law. They ought to b killed. Kill dem all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I‘m nt saying dt wat d woman did is right bt our leaders r doing more dan dt & nothing is being done abt it. Dis is nt fair. Nt fair!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wat a shame!
    Pls d Govt shud nt just punish dis woman but dey shud pls pls pls pllssssssss provide her wit a job so as 2 help her take kia of her inocent child.
    MORESO, i tink this serves as a warnin 2 oda women, pls do nt bring an inocent soul in2 dis world if u knw u cant cater 4 dem

  • IF D JUDGE PUNISHD HER 4 STEALING INDOMIE,WAT HAV THEY DONE 2 BABA IYABO,ATIKU,BABANGIDA,BANKOLE,GUDLUCK,N AL ODA POLITICAL OFIS HOLDAS DAT HAV LOOTED OUR MONY?AR THEY ABOV D LAW?REMEMBA MR/MRS JUDGE DAT 1 DAY U WL DIE N U WL AS WEL B JUDGED.U PPL SHLD DO WATEVA U WANT,BT REMBA DT HELL FIRE AWAITS U,N ITS REAL.4 D WOMAN,TEK HRT,WE KNW ITS NT UR FALT,BT GOD WL SURELY MEK A WAY ONE DAY.GOD WEY DO AM 4 TAIYE GO SURELY DO AM 4 KEINDE.

  • Dat act is very bad,but really speaking i dont blame d women,imagine a country dat is some much bless wit resources d massive cannot eat 3square meal a day is dat not so bad,government hv 2 do sometin about dat cos more r still coming.in warri were i based,sometin like dis hppen but owner allow her 2 go wit d stolen items.y cos she understand d condition of d lady.

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