Court Sentence Guard To Jail For Stealing


A Magistrate court in Igbosere has sentenced Samson Dennis, a security guard to six months’ imprisonment for stealing lawyers’s N122,500.

Magistrate Olanike Olagbende convicted and sentenced Dennis without an option of fine following his plea guilt to a one-count charge of breaking and entering.

The police arraigned Dennis last July 21, for breaking and entering the home of legal practitioner, Tunrayo Akinmolayan and stealing.

Corporal Friday Mameh, the prosecutor told the court during facts and sentencing that the incident took place last June 25, at about 2pm, at Plot 13, Furo Ezimora Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.

He added that Akinmolayan reported the theft at Maroko Police Station, Lekki, last June 30, at about 1:45pm.

“The complainant reported that one Samson Dennis, a security operative at the above address, unlawfully gained access to her apartment and stole the N122, 500 that she kept in a shelf in her room.”

“During investigation, the defendant admitted to committing the crime, adding that he bought a canvass shoe, wrist watch, face cap, ear phone, necklace, hand bangles, sports wears and sun glasses, with the stolen money.”

The convict’s sentence will run from the day of arraignment.

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