Past Haunts 63-year-old As He Gets Jail Term For Stealing Three Years Ago

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Benjamin Stephen has been jailed by an Owo Chief Magistrate Court three years after he allegedly stole N40, 000 cash and clothing materials worth N16, 000 in Owo, Ondo State.

The prosecuting witness, Inspector Akomlafe Joseph said the accused person entered the restaurant of Mrs Funmilayo Adewole at Ikare junction where he committed the offence after eating.

According to Joseph, the accused person after eating stole the complainant’s money and two different clothing materials of 54yards and fled since 2010.

The prosecutor said the 63-year-old accused was seen at the same scene where he committed the offence three years later not knowing he would be recognized, but he was recognised and the police was invited to arrest him.

The accused person pleaded guilty as charged when the charge sheet was read to him. He was also found guilty according to his plea by Chief Magistrate S O Olowookere who sentenced him to six months imprisonment with an option of N50,000 fine. He was also asked to pay N56,000 to the complainant.

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