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2 teenage boys jailed 11 months each for break-in, N120, 000 goods theft

Ikeja – An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced two unemployed teenage boys –Adebayo Sunday and Emmanuel Chukwu — to 11 months imprisonment each for breaking into a shop and stealing items valued at N120, 000.

The duo of Sunday, 19, and Chukwu, 18 — were arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, housebreaking and stealing.

The Magistrate, Mrs S. K Matepo, who gave the verdict, said the accused were found guilty of the three-count charge.

Matepo said the convicts should serve out their terms without an option of fine.

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Sgt. Innocent Odugbo told the court that the accused committed the offences on March 30 at 3.00 a.m. at No. 1, Odosi St., Ojodu, Lagos.

Odugbo said the accused broke into the shop of the complainant, Mrs Precious Chinedu and carted away goods worth N120, 000.

“The complainant received a phone call from an unknown person that some thieves had been caught while burgling her shop.

“When she and some policemen got to the scene of the incident, they found the accused with a polythene bag filled with cosmetics, provisions, four bundles of boxer shots and three packs of singlet, ” he said.

The accused had pleaded guilty to the charges.

The offences contravened Sections 287, 299 and 309 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015 (Revised). (NAN)


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