Man jailed in Osun for stealing plantain
A 35-year – old man, Maruf Ojo , was on Monday jailed for one month by an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile -Ife for stealing plantain .
The defendant, who stole bunches of plantain worth N 55, 000, pleaded guilty to the one count of stealing pressed against him by the police.
The police prosecutor , Sunday Osanyintuyi, said the convict committed the offence on July 17, 2020, at Oke -Ora village , via Ile -Ife .
Osanyintuyi explained that Ojo stole some bunches of plantain valued at N 55, 000, which belonged to one Sunday Oladipupo.
According to him , the offence contravened sections 383 and 390( 9) of the Criminal Code , Laws of Osun State , 2002.
Ojo ’ s counsel , Mrs Tosin Omoyeni, pleaded with the court to be lenient with him .
Magistrate A . A . Adebayo , in her judgment , noted that the defendant was a first time offender .
She, therefore , sentenced him to one month in a correctional centre or an option of N 1, 000 fine.