A 27-year-old man, identified as Wasiu Moshood, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment without an option of fine by an Ibadan magistrate’s court for stealing a BlackBerry phone.
Moshood was said to have committed the offence during the commissioning of a branch of Shoprite in Ibadan on Friday, June 19, 2014.
At his first appearance before the Chief Magistrate, O. A. Amzat, the convict had pleaded guilty to the charges of stealing and was remanded in Agodi Prison till the adjourned day.
Before remanding him, the Chief Magistrate Amzat said since he had pleaded guilty to the charges, he should be remanded at Agodi till June 30.
When the case was due for judgment, the magistrate tried endlessly to make the convict tell the court where he sold the phone but he claimed he could not.
The court then delivered its judgment.
The phone which is estimated at N45,000 belonged to a woman, Adekoya Falilat, who the convict reportedly beat to stupor for accusing him of theft.
Woman cries out over abducted husband
A nursing mother, Stella Omhenimhen, whose husband, Obazee Omhenimhen, was abducted by unknown gunmen on June 18, has cried out to the Police and other security agencies to rescue her husband.
Narrating her ordeal to journalists, Omhenimhen said on the said day, at their 7, Coker Estate residence in Alakuko area of the state, some armed men knocked on their door and immediately went for her husband and whisked him away.
She said at first, she thought they were armed robbers, but that they did not steal anything, except abducting her husband and since, she has been unable to reach him, since his phones are in the house.
Stella, who had to leave their house for fear of being attacked, added that she and her family members have searched everywhere for him without success.
The victim’s wife, a mother of three, said her husband, a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the University of Benin, left the last child, given birth to few weeks ago, behind.
According to Stella, her husband had been reporting activities of cultists, robbers and gang shootings in the area, which had led to the arrest of some of the kingpins.
She said: “My husband, has escaped from the house several times, whenever they came looking for him.”(NAN)