- 25-year-old homeless man, Adewunmi Adebanjo, has been sentenced to one month in prison without an option of fine
- Adebanjo who lives under the Ikeja bridge, was arrested and charged to court for breaking into a couple’s residence and stealing N1,840
- The offence contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 308 (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos state, 2015
A Yaba Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, March 28, sentenced a 25-year-old homeless man, Adewunmi Adebanjo, to one month in prison for breaking into a couple’s residence and stealing N1,840.
Chief Magistrate Oluwatoyin Oghere sentenced Adebanjo to one month imprisonment without an option of fine.
Oghere ordered that the stolen N1,840 be returned to the complainant.
“Having considered the facts of this case, and noting that the defendant did not waste the time of this court by lying.
“Also noting that the defendant is a first time offender and coupled with his plea for leniency, I hereby sentence him to one month imprisonment.
“Let it serve as deterrent to those with similar intention to commit such offence in the future,” she said.
The police charged Adebanjo, who lives under the Ikeja bridge, on Feb. 28, with breaking and entry and stealing.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the convict on Feb. 20, broken into the residence of a couple at 4 a.m. at No. 272, Ikorodu road, Shomolu, Lagos.
Olaluwoye said that the convict entered into the residence of the complainant, Ibrahim Yahaya, and stole N1,840 from the purse of his wife, Khadijah.
She said that the Adebanjo injured the complainant on the right hand with a screwdriver while trying to escape.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 287 and 308 (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos state, 2015.
Meanwhile Legit.ng had reported that the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday, March 28, issued a bench warrant for the re-arrest of the fugitive leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
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In a judgement presided over by Binta Nyako, the court also revoked the bail previously granted to the IPOB leader.
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