A 27-year-old man, who stole a Blackberry phone during the commissioning of a branch of Shoprite in Ibadan on Friday, June 19, 2014 has been sentenced to two years imprisonment without an option of fine by an Ibadan magistrate’s court.
Wasiu Moshood had at his first appearance before the Chief Magistrate, O. A. Amzat, pleaded guilty to the charges of stealing and was remanded in Agodi Prison till the next sitting on the case.
According to the Chief Magistrate Amzat, 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 refused.
The phone which is estimated at N45,000 belonged to a woman, Adekoya Falilat, who the convict reportedly beat to stupor for accusing him of theft.