The Osun Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife on Friday, sentenced a 22-year-old poultry guard, Monday Amos, to six-months imprisonment for stealing 80 crates of eggs.
Amos was arraigned on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing to which he pleaded not guilty and begged for leniency.
Magistrate O. T. Badmus, however, gave the convict the option of N30,000 fine.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Asp Abdullahi Emmanuel, told the court that one Monday Amos committed the offence on July 27, 2022 around 08:05 am at Gabrick Poultry farm, Alakowe Area, Ile-Ife.
Emmanuel said that the convict conspired with others to commit felonies to wit: stealing.
He added that the convict stole 80 crates of eggs that valued N144,000, properties of Gabrick Poultry duely represented by one Eluyemi Bowofolu.
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The Prosecutor said that the convict sold the stolen items to two persons, Funke Adetunji, 48 and Isaac Sunday, 25.
Emmanuel explained that all efforts made to recover the stolen items proved abortive.
The Prosecutor expressed that the offence contravened the provisions of sections:390(9) and 516 of the penal code.
Magistrate Badmus adjourned the case of Funke Adetunji and Isaac Sunday until May 25 for hearing.
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