Court sentences teenager to 16 months imprisonment over phone theft in Osun
A Magistrate court sitting in Osogbo on Monday sentenced a 19-year-old boy identified as Henry Mohammed to six months imprisonment over mobile phone theft.
Speaking on the matter before the verdict, the police prosecutor identified as Inspector Elisha Olusegun told the court that the convict committed the offence on August 22, 2020, at about 5:00pm at the Railway line Aregbe Osogbo.
Inspector Olusegun revealed further that the convict did unlawfully enter a shop and stole one Infinix Hot 8 phone valued N37,000, a property of one Albert Titilayo.
According to the police prosecutor, the convict went to the complainant’s shop to buy a cloth after he paid for the cloth he requested for another, he then stole the phone as the shop owner stepped away to provide his order.
The 19-year-old offender now convict, Henry Mohammed pleaded guilty to the allegation preferred against him by the police.
Adepoju Kehinde, defence counsel prayed the court to temper justice with mercy.
Kehinde added that the convict is a first offender.
Giving his verdict, the Magistrate identified as Isola Omisade sentenced the convict to sixteen months imprisonment in Ilesa correctional centre without an option of fine.
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