A 26-year-old man, Mathew Damilare, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment for stealing 2 trousers worth N3,500.
Damilare, who resides at Ipetumodu, Ife-North Local Government area of Osun, was convicted on a two-count charge of felony and theft, which go against to Sections 383, 390 (9) and 516 of the penal code.
The convict pleaded guilty to the charge and urged the magistrate to temper justice with mercy.
In her judgment, Magistrate Muhibah Olatunji, held that the court had taken into account the fact that the convict was a first offender.
She sentenced the convict to 6 calendar months imprisonment for theft with an option to pay N15, 000 fine.
Olatunji said that the sinner must not go unpunished, saying that the sentenced would serve as deterrent to other offenders and the convict as well.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Olawale Odusina, had earlier argued that the convict committed the offence on Jan. 27, 2019, 10:30 p.m at No 25, Ibukunolu Street, Ile-Ife.
Odusina said that the convict committed felony of stealing 2 pairs of trousers, valued at N3, 500, property of Taiwo Abiodun.
He also said that the offence contravened Sections 383, 390 (9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002