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Court jails man to 6 months imprisonment for stealing household items in Ogun state

One Mr. Kolajo Damilare, has been jailed to 6 months imprisonment by the Magistrates court in Ogun state for stealing household items belonging to Razaq Salaudeen.

Damilare, who stole a stabilizer, refrigerator evaporator, “D” irons and halogen security lamp, was also given an option of N150,000 fine.

Man jailed six months for stealing refrigerator, others

According to a statement from the state command of the NSCDC, David Ojelabi, the convict was arrested on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, around 11. 00 a.m. by officers of the NSCDC Opeji Division while on patrol at the Bode Olude area.

He disclosed further that Damilare confessed to stealing the household items which included a refrigerator, stabiliser and security light belonging to Salaudeen after interrogation.

“It was established that Kolajo Damilare made his way into the compound of Mr Razaq Salaudeen to carry out the dastardly act. He vandalised the refrigerator and removed the evaporator, carried the stabiliser and also removed the security light and he was about leaving the compound when he was caught in the act.

“He was in the process of being mobbed when the attention of the NSCDC officers on surveillance patrol was called and he was handed over to the NSCDC for investigation and prosecution. He was then transferred to the state headquarters.

Kolajo Damilare, had upon thorough investigation confessed to having committed the crime. Immediately, the state commandant NSCDC Ogun State command, CC. David Idowu Ojelabi mni, fspsp, gave the directive that he should be charged to court within a reasonable time.”

Acting on its fiat power, the NSCDC arraigned Damilare before an Isabo Magistrate Court on a one-count bordering on stealing where he pleaded guilty to the count and was sentenced to six months imprisonment with an option of N150,000 fine.

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He was then charged to Abeokuta Magistrate Court 1 on Friday, November 17, 2023, backed by a fiat by the Attorney General of Ogun State empowering the NSCDC to prosecute in the court.

Kolajo Damilare,was therefore sentenced to six months imprisonment/fine of N150,000 by Magistrate E. O Idowu (Chief Magistrate),” the NSCDC boss disclosed.




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