35-year-old man steals ram, goats for Sallah


CITIZENS COMPASS –A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Friday, sentenced a 35-year-old man, Kabiru Lawal, to three months jail term for stealing goats and ram.

The suspect, a resident of Olomore, Abeokuta area of the State, was arraigned on a two-count charge of stealing and conversion.

He pleaded guilty to the charges.

William, thereafter, sentenced him to three months each for the first and second counts, saying that the sentence must run concurrently.

She, however, gave him an option of restituting the amount of the goat and ram to the complainant.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Lawrence Olu-Balogun, told the court that Lawal committed the offences sometime in June 2023 at No. 47, Kuforiji Olubi drive, Abeokuta.

Olu-Balogun said that the defendant fraudulently obtained eight goats and one ram, all valued at N300,000, property of one Mr Ibrahim Akanbi, under the pretence of helping the complainant sell the goats and ram.

“The complainant gave the defendant eight goats and a ram to help him sell them, but the defendant sold all of them and converted the money to his personal use.

“After committing the crime, he ran out of Ogun state without remitting the money to the complainant, but was later caught,” he said.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravene the provisions of Section 419(b) and 390(3) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun, 2006. 


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