AMagistrates’ Court in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Friday sentenced a 21-year-old man, Abeeb Magaji to 14 years’ imprisonment for attempting to steal from court premises in the state capital.
Magaji, with no fixed address, pleaded guilty to the three-count charge of intent to commit a felony, unlawful damage and causing a breach of peace.
The prosecutor, Olakunle Shonibare, had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on January 12 at a magistrates’ court in Isabo, Abeokuta.
Shonibare said the convict burgled the gate and entered the court compound with the intent to steal.
He said the convict also unlawfully damaged a 20mm cable wire connected to the generator in court and also conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace.
He, however, noted that the offence contravened sections 411, 451 and 247 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.
In her ruling, Magistrate Olajumoke Somefun convicted Magaji, who pleaded guilty to the charges
Somefun convicted him to 14 years imprisonment without an option of fine.