Court sentences Man to 6months imprisonment for stealing ‘ordinary’ Kolanut

By: Oluwatosin Adesola

An Ekiti state Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Iyin Ekiti has sentenced a 36-year-old man, Ige Omotosho, to six months imprisonment for stealing a bag of kolanut.

Omotosho was convicted on two counts of forcible entry into a farmland and stealing a bag of kolanut worth N10,000.

The Court sentenced Omotosho, who had earlier pleaded guilty, to four and six months in prison on counts one and two, respectively, without an option of fine.

The Chief Magistrate Mrs Adefumike Anoma, ruled on Friday that the prison terms are to run concurrently.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Olubu Apata, had told the court that the convict committed the offence on June 7 around 5pm at the Ologbara-Gbara Farm in Iyin Ekiti.

Apata said the convict went to the farm of one Mr Obadore Ogunjemilua and stole a bag of kolanut worth N10,000.

The offence, he added, contravened Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.

The charges read in part, “That you, Ige Omotosho, on June 7, 2019, around 5pm at the Ologbara-Gbara Farm, Iyin Ekiti in the Irepodun/Ifelodun Magisterial District did forcibly enter the farmland of Chief Obadore Ogunjemilua, thereby committing an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 81 of the Criminal Code, Cap C16, Volume 1, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.”

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