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Teenager gets 39month jail-term for stealing church bell

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Teenager gets 39month jail-term for stealing church bell

A Magistrates Court sitting in Ibadan has sentenced a teenager, Muyideen Nasiru, to 39 months imprisonment for stealing items worth N500,000.

ROYAL NEWS gathered that Nasiru stole aluminium frames and other items belonging to a church.

Magistrate O.K. Omotosho sentenced Nasiru after he pleaded guilty to a three-count charge of conspiracy, break-in and stealing. Omotosho said the convict should spend his prison term at Agodi Prisons, Ibadan.

He said: “The young boy is a thief, no doubt. He has a godfather, who buys the stolen things from him, the society will be better for it if he is incarcerated; he may learn a thing or two in prison.”

He is hereby sentenced to three months imprisonment on count one, 18 months on count two and 18 months on count three,’’ Omotosho insisted that the sentence should run concurrently.

Also speaking, Mr. Olalekan Adegbite, Police prosecutor, said the accused committed the offences with some others still at large at Christ’s Ambassador Church, Inalende, Ibadan.

Adegbite said the accused stole four church bells, a drum set, window frames and four gas lamps.

Adding that the offence contravened Sections 390 (9), 415’and 516 of the Criminal Law of Oyo State, 2,000 and punishable under same section.

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