Ekiti man sentenced to six month in prison for stealing basket of kolanuts worth N10,000

EKITI Magistrates Court has sentenced 36-year-old Ige Omotosho to six months imprisonment without the option of a fine for stealing a basket of kolanuts valued at N10,000 ($27.50).


Mr Omotosho, whose address was not provided, allegedly committed the offence on June 7 at about 5pm at Ologbara-Gbara farm in Iyin-Ekiti. Prosecutor, Sergeant Olubu Apata, told the court that the convict went to the farm of Mr Obalore Ogunjemilua and stole a bag of kolanuts valued at N10,000.


He said the offence contravened Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012. Sergeant Apata, who tendered the basket of kolanuts as evidence in court, said the convict was caught on the scene of the crime.


Chief Magistrate Mrs Adefumike Anoma sentenced the convict to six-month imprisonment without an option of fine, after he pleaded guilty. He is expected to begin serving his sentence immediately.