Teenager Convicted, to Serve 39 Months In Agodi Prisons for Stealing Church Properties

An Iyaganku Magistrates Court in Ibadan has sentenced a teenager, Muyideen Nasiru to 39 months imprisonment for stealing aluminium frames and other items worth N500,000 belonging to a church.

Magistrate O.K. Omotosho sentenced Nasiru after he pleaded guilty to a three-count charge of conspiracy, break-in and stealing.

 Omotosho said the convict should spend his prison term at Agodi Prisons, Ibadan.

“The young boy is a thief, no doubt. He has a godfather, who buys the stolen things from him.

“The society will be better for it if he is incarcerated; he may learn a thing or two in prison.

“He is hereby sentenced to three months imprisonment on count one, 18 months on count two and 18 months on count three,’’ she said.

 Omotosho insisted that the sentence should run concurrently.

Police prosecutor, Mr. Olalekan Adegbite said the accused committed the offences with some others still at large at Christ’s Ambassador Church, Inalende, Ibadan.

Adegbite said the accused stole four church bells, a drum set, window frames and four gas lamps.

He said that the offence contravened Sections 390 (9), 415’and 516 of the Criminal Law of Oyo State, 2,000 and punishable under same section.

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