Court Jails Man For Stealing Groundnut Oil

A 28-year-old man, Isamila Babalola was on Tuesday remanded in prison on the orders of an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, after pleading guilty to stealing.

Babalola, who has no fixed address, is standing trial on a one-count charge of stealing.

According to Prosecutor Eruada Victor, the accused committed the offence on Jan. 22 at the Sunday Market in Ogba, Lagos state.

“The accused went to the market and stole 25 litres of groundnut oil worth N12,000.’’

Victor said that the accused was apprehended by people in the market while trying to escape with the oil.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 285, Laws of Lagos State 2011.

The Magistrate, Mrs G.O. Anifowoshe, ordered that the accused be kept in Kirikiri Prisons until February 6, the next date of adjournment for facts and sentence.

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