A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State, has sentenced a 19-year-old man, Olamide Olasode, to seven years in prison for stealing cables worth N397,000 from an uncompleted building, The Guardian.

The Magistrate, I.O. Abudu, sentenced Olasode after he pleaded guilty to two counts of felony and stealing.

The prosecutor, Insp. Lawrence Olu-Balogun, had told the court that the convict committed the offences on October 31 around 10pm at Ibukunoluwade community, Ile-Ise Awo area of Abeokuta.

The prosecutor said the convict entered the uncompleted building of one Mr Yemi Fadipe and stole the cables.

Olu-Balogun explained that the convict pulled out the wires from the conduit pipes of the house and stole eight rolls of 1.5mm cable wires valued at N84,000 and six rolls of 2.5mm wires valued at N105,000.

Others are four rolls of 4mm cables valued at N118,000 and two rolls of 6mm single wires worth N90,000, all valued N397,000.

Olu-Balogun explained that the convict was caught by a security man in the compound, who noticed that the convict had been inside the building for three days.

He said the guard alerted some members of the community, who stormed the building, apprehended the convict and handed him over to the police.


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