COURT SENTENCES FOUR PERSONS TO 7 YEARS IN JAIL FOR STEALING CIGARETTE.

By Roundoffnews.

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.