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Man, 42, jailed 12 months for stealing speaker from church

A 42-year-old man, Adebisi Oluranti, was sentenced to  12 months imprisonment by an Ibadan Magistrates’ Court on Friday for stealing musical instrument from a church.

The Magistrate, Mrs Munirat Giwa Babalola, said that Oluranti should serve the term with hard labour.

The convict pleaded guilty to the offence before the court.

Oluranti was arraigned on a two-count charge of unlawful breaking and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Oluseye Akinola, said that Oluranti broke into the Victory Evangelical Ministry Church at Aroro Makinde in Ojoo, Ibadan.

Akinola said the convict stole a speaker valued at N15, 000, one Elemax generating set, valued at N30, 000 and Deck engine, valued at N25, 000.

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The convict also stole a wireless engine valued at N5, 000; two wall clocks value at N1, 200, all totaling N76, 200.

Akinola said that the stolen items belonged to one Adekunle Oludele , the Pastor of Victory Evangelical Ministry Church , Ojoo.

He said the offence was committed on Sept .17, at about 9:20 p.m. at Aroro Makinde area at Ojoo in Ibadan.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 415 and 416 of the Criminal Code Cap. 38, Vol. II, Laws of Oyo State, 2000. (NAN)

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