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Court sentences 2 to 2½ years imprisonment for stealing TV, clipper



By Damilola Kushimo


A Magistrate Court in Isolo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) has sentenced two men to two and half years imprisonment for stealing television set, clipper and other home appliances.


The defendants Emmanuel Okon and Abraham Samuel who were first arraigned on Thursday, June 20, last year had been sentenced by the presiding Magistrate, Olufunmilayo Teluwo having being found guilty of stealing an LG Flat Screen Television valued N82,000, a clipper valued N6,000, Panasonic Sound ESystem Valued N65,000, 2 ceiling fans valued N10,000 and luggage box containing cloths and vital document worth N115,000 all tuning to the sun of N278,000 between Tuesday, January 1 and Sunday June 2, 2019.  The properties belong to one Mr. Cristian Ozuaru.


According to the Prosecutor, Inspector Oje Uagbale, the complainant had kept the household stuff with Mr. Oghenebrume Samkey at 10, Stephen Osibote Close, Okota where the defendants, Emmanuel Okon and Abraham Samuel – security man and domestic house keeper respectively were working.


Uagbale stated that the disappearance of the stuff as well as an iPad valued at N648,000 belonging to their employer led to their arrest and subsequent arraignment by Police officers of Isolo Police Station.


Olufunmilayo, however, having evidently found them guilty, sentenced them to two and half years without option of fine.