A 25-year-old man, identified as Fatunmbi Akeem, was on Friday sentenced to four years imprisonment by a Magistrates’ Court in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.
Akeem, is a resident of 33 Iyana Grammar School, Ogunmakin, Owode in Ogun.
He was convicted of burglary, stealing and escape from lawful custody.
He was sentenced four years on each of the charges.
According to the Magistrate, the sentence will run concurrently with no option of fine.
The prosecutor, Insp. Famous Edigbue, had explained to the court that that Akeem, with others at large, committed the crime on June 15, at about 11 pm at Osiele area of Abeokuta.
Edigbue told the court that the convict broke in and stole some items and damaged properties worth N250, 000 belonging to four persons.
“He broke into the shop of Mr Saheed Salami, through the ceiling which he damaged and stole wines, sweets, Tiger brand batteries and other goods worth N16, 000.
“He also stole welding machine, grinding machine, electric cable, all valued at N50, 000.
“At the same time, he stole two Turkeys and a fowl valued at N20, 000 from one Mr Aderonju Olaniyi,” he told the court.
The prosecutor added that the convict stole a Bajaj motorcycle belonging to one Adewale Adeogun on May 23, at about 4:30am at Erunwon, Abeokuta.
He said when the convict was apprehended and detained at Oke Itoku Divisional Headquarters; he made an escape attempt from the cell.
Edigbue noted that the offences contravened sections 411, 390 (9) and 516 of the Criminal Laws of Ogun state, 2006.
The accused pleaded guilty to the three charges filed against him.