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Man jailed 45 months for stealing fan, drum set

A 45-month prison sentence has been imposed on Saidu Abass by the Ekiti State Magistrate Court, Ado Ekiti Division, for his role in stealing household items from a residence in Ado Ekiti.

The stolen items included a fan, iron, and drum set.

Abass was charged with four counts of conspiracy, breaking into a dwelling house, stealing, and escape from lawful custody.

The charges are punishable under Sections 421, 323, 302, and 120(b) of the Criminal Law of Ekiti State, 2021.

According to the charge sheet, Abass and others at large conspired and broke into the home of Mrs Ademurele Bamidele on May 15, 2024.

During the incident, they stole several items, including an Ox fan, fridge engine, palm oil, fan switch, drum set, iron, microphones, extension socket, and table bell.

Prosecutor Inspector Raymond Osas told the court that Abass was seen committing the crime and was later arrested but managed to escape from police custody.

He was rearrested on June 4, 2024 and arraigned on the same day.

Abass pleaded guilty to all charges when they were read and explained to him. Magistrate Olatomiwa Daramola delivered his judgment on Thursday and released it on Tuesday.

The magistrate sentenced Abass to concurrent sentences of three months imprisonment with a fine option of N2,000 for conspiracy; one year imprisonment with a fine option of N3,000 for breaking into a dwelling house; two years imprisonment with a fine option of N5,000 for stealing; and six months imprisonment with a fine option of N2,000 for escape from lawful custody.

The fines will be served consecutively.

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