By Felix Kuyinu
A 34-year old convicted armed robber, Idowu Dosumu, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison by Ejigbo Magistrate Court after being found guilty – a verdict which made it the sixth time he had been sent to prison.
The convict, who was sentenced without an option of fine, disclosed that his wife knew he was a criminal as she normally prayed for him whenever he woke up early in the morning to go for operations around Lagos.
The Ogun State-born Dosumu explained that he ventured into robbery when he could not secure clients to patronize him as a trained vulcanizer.
He revealed, “I am used to prison conditions because I have spent months and years for over five times before the conviction today. My wife prays for me before I go for operations but she has now abandoned me with our child.
“When she left, things were tough for me and in an attempt to make ends meet, I went into stealing.”
Dosumu, on the day he met his waterloo, made way into a house at 24, Falaka Street, Graceland Estate, Idimu and stole a laptop which was reported to belong to one Dike Charles and was arrested by security agencies.
He was charged before the court and he pleaded guilty.
The prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor, presented the facts before the court and informed the Presiding Magistrate, Teslimi Shomade, that Dosumu was a habitual criminal.
Asibor also informed the court that Dosumu had been convicted and gone to prison on several occasions for the similar offence in the past.
He therefore urged the court to sentence him accordingly to serve as deterrent to others who might try such offence.
The court found him guilty as charged and sentenced him accordingly.