An Ota Magistrates’ Court Ota on Monday sentenced a 28-year-old man to one month in prison for breaking into a shop to steal seven pieces of meats from a pot.
The Magistrate, Miss Temitope Adebutu, however, gave the convict an option of N5,000 fine.
The accused of no fixed address was arraigned on a two-count charge of stealing and burglary.
Prosecutor Rosemary Brown told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 25 at about 6 a.m. at Ire-Akari Street, Ota in Ogun.
She said that the accused broke into the shop of the complainant, Akinola Olamilekan, to steal seven pieces of meats from a pot valued at N700.
Brown said that the offences contravened Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Revised Laws of Ogun, 2006.
Credit : Vanguard