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Man bags 10yrs for stealing food items

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… Another beats pregnant wife to death in Ondo

AN ABEOKUTA Magistrates’ Court sitting in Isabo, yesterday sentenced Ayinde Semiu, 27, to 10 years imprisonment for breaking into two shops and stealing foodstuff worth N77, 850.

  Magistrate I.O. Abudu sentenced the convict after he had earlier pleaded guilty to a six-count charge of burglary and stealing.

  According to the prosecutor, Inspector Abolade Bukola, the defendant committed the offences at 2.30 am at Elegant area of Abeokuta, adding that the defendant who was a two-time convict of stealing also burgled two shops and stole foodstuff and cash belonging to Mrs Koleosho Mariam and Mrs Aremu Omolara.

  Bukola also told the court that the defendant was caught in the act by a resident of the community who sighted him while stealing the items.

  The offences contravene Sections 414 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun, 2006.

  In a related development, a middle-aged man, Oluwaseun Olabode, 47, allegedly pummeled his pregnant wife, Blessing, to death.

  The incident occurred in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State.

  The accused reportedly committed the crime on April 3, 2020, at No 56 Oke-Agba area of Akure, hitting her right side of the abdomen during a minor disagreement, leading to the death of the unborn child and the mother.

  Police Prosecutor, Inspector Uloh Goodluck, informed the court of the offence during Olabode’s arraignment on a one-count charge before an Akure Magistrate Court yesterday by Ondo State Police Command.

  Goodluck also told the court that the offence was punishable under Section 319 (1) of the Criminal Code Cap 36 Volume 1 Laws of Ondo State.

  While Goodluck urged the court to remand Olabode to police custody pending legal advice from the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP), Counsel to Olabode, A. Ololike, did not oppose the application for a remand order.

  The presiding magistrate, N. T Aladejana, ordered that Olabode be remanded and adjourned the case to September 8, 2020, for mention.

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