An Ado Ekiti High Court has sentenced Four men to seven years imprisonment each for stealing and burglary without option of fine.
Justice Bamidele Omotosho Convicted Owoeye Ojo, Agbetuyi Taiwo, Adeniyi Busayo and Lasisi Friday for breaking into shop and stealing.
Earlier, prosecution counsel, Mr Wale Fapohunda from the state Ministry of Justice, said that the convicts committed the offences on Aug. 26, 2017 at Enu Odi ,Odo-Ado in Ado-Ekiti.
He added that the defendants broke into a shop of Mrs Iyabo Ige around 2am and 5am and cartered away packs of indomine, Cigarette ,tin milk and pack of battery.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 413 and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ekiti, 2012.
The prosecution called three witnesses and tendered exhibits including pictures, eye witness, statements of the convicts and the stolen items.
Defence Counsels, Mr Yinka Opaleye and Adekunle Ojo who called only a witness pleaded for leniency praying the court to tamper justice with mercy as they were first offenders.