30-year-old man steals Sallah ram in Osun state (photo)
Is ram killing a must for Muslims during Sallah ti the extent of embarrassing yourself and your family?
A 30-year-old man Sulaiman Awokunle has being caught for stealing Sallah ram.
The ram that was bought at the rate of N25,000 before Sallah by Saka Idowu so as to avoid the mad rush and buying expensive ram on Sallah day and tied in his compound in Iree, Osun state.
Awokunle on the fateful day had entered into Onunrin’s compound in Iree where Idowu lives and tied his ram to a stake around 6am and made away with it.
He was eventually caught and taken to the police station where he was later taken to the magistrate court in Osogbo, Osun state capital.
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At the court, gathered that Awokunle was sentenced to six months imprisonment. The police prosecutor, Elisa Olusegun said the accused person committed the offence contrary to Section 383 and punishable under Section 390(9) of the criminal code, cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun state of Nigeria, 2003.
The suspect later pleaded guilty to the one count-charge of theft levelled against him and pleaded for mercy.
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His counsel, Najite Okobe, said his client was a first time offender and urged the court to soften his punishment. Magistrate Adenike Olowolagba convicted Awokunle and sentenced him to six months imprisonment. He was later given an option of N4,000 fine in the spirit of Eid el-Kabir.
Will his Sallah prayer be answered by God who knows he stole the ram? Talk to us in the comment section.
NAIJ TV went to town to get the prices of food items and ram in the season of Sallah. Watch the outcome below: