Suspected burglar jailed one year over attempt to steal from Obasanjo

Prosecuting ASP Olakunle Shonibare had earlier told the court that Sowemimo scaled the fence into the compound of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on April 1 with intent to steal.
Suspected burglar jailed one year over attempt to steal from Obasanjo
Ex. President Olusegun ObasanjoFile

An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 33-year-old man, Seun Sowemimo, to 12 months imprisonment without option of fine for attempting to steal from ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo

Sowemimo whose address was not provided pleaded guilty to the two charges of theft and causing breach of peace.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Olajumoke Somefun, said that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that convict is guilty as charged.

Prosecuting ASP Olakunle Shonibare had earlier told the court that Sowemimo scaled the fence into the compound of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on April 1 with intent to steal.

He explained that immediately he jumped in, he was caught by one of the security guards on duty.

The offence, he said, contravened the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.

-NAN

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