Ogun: Teenager bags 3-months correctional term for burglary, stealing

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A 16 year old boy, Ayomide Wasiu has been convicted of a two-count charge of burglary and stealing by a magistrate court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

Wasiu, is therefore to be remanded for 3 months at Boastal Training Institution, Abeokuta, where juvenile offenders are remanded and given both educational and vocational training to rehabilitate and reform them before reintegration into society.

The Magistrate, Mrs O. A. Somefun, sentenced Wasiu after he pleaded guilty to the offences.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP. Olakunle Shonibare told the court that the defendant committed the offences on June 16, about 8pm at Oja-Agbo area in Abeokuta.

Shonibare said the convict burgled the shop of one Mr Adeloyo Olabode, and stole 44 door handles valued N66,000 and 13 containers of engine oil valued N26,000, all valued at N92,000.

The prosecutor said the convict, who packed the stolen items into a sack, was accosted by neighbours but he could not give a reasonable answer to how he got the items and he was arrested.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 413 and 390 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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