Apprentice Bags Two Months Imprisonment For Stealing Motor Batteries Worth Over N100,000

A Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in
Lagos on Monday sentenced a 29-year-old
apprentice, Sodiq Oloko, to two months
imprisonment for stealing two motor batteries
valued at N116,000.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr. A.A Paul, who
pronounced the verdict, however, ordered that the
two months imprisonment was without any option
of fine.

Oloko faced a two-count charge of stealing and
malicious damage.
The accused, whose address was not provided,
pleaded guilty to the charge.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko,
had told the court that the accused committed the
offence on May 30 at No. 14, Sologun St., Aguda,
Surulere, Lagos, at about 03.00 a.m.

He alleged that the accused went to the store
room of the workshop where he was an
apprentice and stole two motor batteries valued
at N116,000, property of Ben Adeniyi
The prosecutor said the accused maliciously
damaged two padlocks to the store room, valued
N1, 500 making it to seem as if someone broke
into the store room.

He noted that the offence contravened Sections
285(1) and 348 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos
State, 2015 (Revised). 

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