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Guard jailed 3 months for stealing pumping machine in Ogun

A magistrates’ court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has sentenced a guard, Samson Akanbi, to three months in prison for stealing a pumping machine…

A magistrates’ court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has sentenced a guard, Samson Akanbi, to three months in prison for stealing a pumping machine and other valuables belonging to his boss.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Matthew Famuyiwa, told the court that the defendant on September 16, 2023, at about 8am at No 13B Lafenwa, Abeokuta, conspired with others (at large) to steal a pumping machine, bucket and clothes from one Mr Oluwole Lijadu’s compound.

He said the defendant also damaged a water pipe worth N5,000.

Famuyiwa added that the defendant and others went to another compound and stole padlocks and keys valued at N25,000 belonging to one Mrs Mariam Ologundudu.

He said the defendant and others were captured by a Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) camera.

The Magistrate, Mrs AK Araba, convicted the defendant following his guilty plea and sentenced him to three months in prison.

 

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