Man Arraigned for Stealing Groundnut Oil Pleads Guilty

28 year old Ismaila Babalola who was arraigned on Tuesday at the Ikeja Magistrate’s Court, Lagos for stealing 25 litres of groundnut oil worth N12,000 pleaded guilty to the offence.
After pleading guilty Babalola was remanded prison on the orders of the Magistrate.

According to Prosecutor Eruada Victor, the accused committed the offence on Jan. 22 at the Sunday Market in Ogba, Lagos state.

“The accused went to the market and stole 25 litres of groundnut oil worth N12,000.’’

Victor said that the accused was apprehended by people in the market while trying to escape with the oil.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 285, Laws of Lagos State 2011.

The Magistrate, Mrs G.O. Anifowoshe, ordered that the accused be kept in Kirikiri Prisons until February 6, the next date of adjournment for facts and sentence.

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