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Woman to spend 6 months in jail for stealing clothes, shoes, worth N700,000



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An Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Friday sentenced a 30-year old woman, Adekunle Hanna, to six months in prison for stealing clothes, shoes and other valuables valued at N700,000.

The Police charged Hanna, whose address was not provided, with stealing.

The convict had pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against her.

In her ruling, Magistrate A.O. Adeyemi sentenced the convict to six months imprisonment with an option of N20,000 fine and also directed to pay N328,000 to the complainant.

Adeyemi said that the prosecutor had proved beyond reasonable doubts that she was guilty of the charge brought against her.

Earlier, Prosecutor, Insp. E.O. Adaraloye, told the court that the duo committed the offences on January 6 at Rosee Bus-Stop, Idi-roko road, Otta.

Adaraloye said that the convict was caught by the vigilance group while entering into the shop of the complainant, Adereni Bukola, through the roof where she stole clothes, shoes and other valuable items.

He said that the offence contravened Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.