An Magistrates’ Court court sitting in Ile-Ife, Osun state, on Thursday, sentenced a man to six months imprisonment for stealing 2 pair of trousers. Damilare, who resides at Ipetumodu, Ife-North Local Government area of Osun, was convicted on a two-count charge of commit felony and theft, contrary to Sections 383, 390 (9) and 516 of the penal code. The convict, who pleaded guilty to the charge, urged the magistrate to temper justice with mercy.
In her judgment, Magistrate Muhibah Olatunji, held that court had taken into account the fact that the convict was a first offender. Olatunji sentenced the convict to 6 calendar months imprisonment for theft and in the alternative, to pay the option of N15, 000 fine. She said that the sinner must not go unpunished, saying that the sentenced would serve as deterrent to other offenders and the convict as well.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Cpl. Olawale Odusina, told the court 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 to wit: 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 (NAN).
Meanwhile, A police officer in St. Louis, USA, charged with the murder of a colleague was allegedly drinking on duty when the incident occurred. Nathaniel Hendren was charged with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action following the shooting death of 24-year-old officer Katlyn Alix. Hendren was released from jail on Thursday after making bail. His release was on the same day statements from Lt. William Brown, in which he alleges the suspect and his partner Patrick Riordan of drinking on duty, were made public.
In a disciplinary document, filed on Jan. 24 and obtained by PEOPLE on Thursday, Brown alleges Hendren and Riordan “recklessly discharged a firearm resulting in the death of another officer” and “consumed alcoholic beverages while on-duty.” The document comes after St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s letter to officials, obtained by KLPR11 on Tuesday, stated that “there was probable cause at the scene that drugs or alcohol may be a contributing factor in a potential crime” regarding Hendren’s shooting of Alix.
According to a probable cause statement, Hendren and Alix were “playing with” a revolver, which the male officer had completely emptied out before putting “one cartridge back into the cylinder,” at Hendren’s apartment last Thursday morning. The pair then took turns pointing the weapon at each other and pulling the trigger before the firearm eventually discharged, fatally striking Alix in the chest, authorities said. Alix, who was a military veteran and a patrol officer in her second year on the force, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. At the time, Hendren was on-duty but Alix was not. Riordan was initially present at the apartment but expressed concern about the fact that the pair were “playing with guns,” according to the statement. Wanting no part of the situation, Riordan went to leave the apartment before hearing a shot. He then went back into the room where Hendren and Alix were in and saw that Alix had been shot.
On Thursday, Riordan’s lawyer, James Towey, denied claims his client was drinking on duty.
Towey did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
Hendren’s attorney previously released a statement, arguing that the shooting was a “tragic accident” and urging the public to “wait until the investigation is complete, and all of the facts have been presented, before coming to any conclusions about what they believe happened that unfortunate morning.” Hendren’s attorney did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment regarding the allegations Hendren was drinking on duty.