Man Jailed For Stealing 32″ Plasma TV In Ibadan Blames Hunger For Crime

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October 16, 2017 – Man Jailed For Stealing 32″ Plasma TV In Ibadan Blames Hunger For Crime

A Magistrates court in Iyaganku Ibadan today sentenced a 23-year-old man, Mathew Adeleke, 23, to three months imprisonment for stealing a 32-inch plasma television.

Adeleke, who was charged on three counts, was arraigned in Court 12, presided over by Chief Magistrate O. O. Olatunji.

After reading the counts to him, Adeleke, who pleaded guilty to two of the three charges, begged the court to have mercy on him, saying hunger made him to commit the crime.

The prosecutor, Sergeant S. Hammed, said the accused committed the crime on October 2, adding that the offences were contrary to Section 383 and punishable under Section 413 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Volume II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria.

The charge sheet reads:

“That you, Mathew Adeleke, male, on the 2nd day of October, 2017, at about 9am at 7, Adetokunbo Olofin Street, Oloogbo Estate, Ologuneru area of Ibadan in Omi Adio Magisterial District, broke into the house of Adedotun Augustine, male and thereby committed felony therein to wit stealing, and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 383 and punishable under Section 413 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Volume II, Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria.

“That you, Mathew Adeleke, male, on the same date, time and place in the aforementioned magisterial district did steal a Samsung Plasma 32 inches television valued at N45, 000, property of Adedotun Augustine, male, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 390 (v) of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Volume II Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.

“That you, Mathew Adeleke, male, sometime in September 2017 at Yanla area of Ologuneru, Ibadan, stole one phone valued at N65, 000, property of Joseph Elizabeth, female and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap 38 Volume II Laws of Oyo State of Nigeria, 2000.”