An Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Monday sentenced one Joshua Sunday, 23, to six months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to stealing N50,000 from one Olaoye Temitope.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs A.O. Abimbola, however, gave the convict an option to pay N40, 000 as fine.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sunday, who resides at Iyana-Iyesi in Ota, was convicted for stealing.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Abdulkareem Mustapha, told the court that the convict committed the crime on Oct.13 at about 12.30 p.m. at Idiroko Road in Ota.
Mustapha had alleged that the accused was caught in the act removing money from the complainant’s pocket.
He said that Sunday was subsequently, handled over to the police.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 390(9) of the Criminal Code Volume 1 of the Revised Laws of Ogun State, 2006. (NAN)