Every day they is for the thief, but one day is for the owner. However, An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Thursday May 16, 2019 ordered that an alleged serial burglar, identified as Shefiu John, who allegedly broke into a policeman’s house and stole three cell phones, be remanded in prison.
Magistrate Mary Bamidele ordered that John be remand in Mandala Prison Ilorin, pending when the police complete investigation. She later adjourned the case until May 30 for further mention.
However, the Prosecution Counsel, Sgt Rodah Kayode, informed the court that the accused broke into a house belonging to Insp. Idowu Oladeji and stole an Infinix hot V phone, a Tecno WX 3P phone and a Tecno phone, all valued at N80,800. Kayode, said that one of the stolen phones was recovered from the accused. She said that the investigation conducted revealed that the accused specialises in breaking into people’s houses in Eiyenkorin area, Ilorin. She prayed the court to remand the accused in prison custody pending the outcome of police investigation.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 354 and 287 of Penal Code Law.The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Recall that according to Vanguard a Karmo Grade I Area Court in Abuja,once sentenced one Stephen Musa to three months imprisonment for stealing a Police officer‘s television set, phones and laptops valued at N 1.5 million.
Magistrate Inuwa Maiwadagave the convict an option to pay a fine of N11, 000. Musa, who has no fixed address, was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on housebreaking, theft and mischief to which he pleaded guilty. Earlier, the prosecutor, Mrs Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that the convict, on September 25, 2018 at 11:45p.m., broke into the house of ASP Musa Maina but was arrested. Ukagha said that during Police investigation, the convict confessed that he broke into the same house in August and made away with LG television, phones and laptops. Witnesss She added that Musa also confessed to having stolen four generators and buckets, adding that the convict confessed that he had been arrested for stealing. The offences contravene the provisions of Section 346, 287 and 327 of the Penal Code.
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Sources: Punch And Vanguard