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Court jails brothers for stealing ceiling fans from mosque

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An Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Monday sentenced two brothers, Anu, 20 and Tayo Akinsanya,18, to three months imprisonment each for stealing two celling dans from a Mosque worth N44,000.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Inspector E.O. Adaraloye, told the court that the convicts committed the offence on March 17 at about 11.30 pm at Iwoye town in Ota.

Adaraloye claimed that the convicts had broken into the Iwoye Central Mosque and stolen two ceiling fans worth N44, 000.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 390(9), 451, and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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The convicts, whose addresses were not provided, were thus charged with theft and burglary.

Magistrate A. O. Adeyemi observed that the prosecution had proven its case beyond reasonable doubts, and found the duo guilty of the charge preferred against them.

Delivering his ruling, Adeyemi sentenced the two brothers to three months imprisonment each without an option of fine.

(NAN)

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