Court jails man six months for stealing phone worth N5,000

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday sentenced a 21-year-old unemployed man, Idris Eniola, to six months in Kirikiri Correctional Centre for stealing a cell phone valued at N5,000.

The magistrate, O.O. Fagbohun, sentenced Mr Eniola after he pleaded guilty to a two-count charge bordering on stealing.

Mrs Fagbohun held that the convict should serve out his term without an option of fine.

“You are hereby sentenced to six months in Kirikiri Correctional Home without an option of fine.

“The sentence will serve as a deterrent to others who may want to engage in similar acts,” she said.

Mrs Fagbohun advised the convict to change his way of life on completion of his jail term.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Emmanuel Ajayi, had told the court that the defendant committed the offences on…

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