THREE MEN JAILED FOR SIX MONTHS FOR STEALING PINEAPPLE IN EJIGBO!
Three persons have been sentenced to six months imprisonment by an Osogbo Magistrate Court for theft of pineapple.
The convicts include, Azeez Olarewaju, 57, Sarafa Olarewaju , 33 and Ilutoye Olayode, 25.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Olusola Aliko, ordered that the convicts be kept behind bars due to the magnitude of the offense committed or pay an option of fine of 10,000 each.
The Prosecutor, Mr Idoko James, had told the court that the convicts committed the offense on August 4, 2008 at about 10 am at Igbo via Ejigbo in Osun State.
Idoko said the convicts conspired together to forcibly enter a parcel of land which was in custody of one Adeyemi Oyedemi without any justifiable reason.
He said the convicts stole palm fruits and pineapple valued about 300,000 Naira.
He also said that the incident almost led to breach of public peace before the intervention of the Nigerian Police.
The Prosecutor said the offense contravened sections 516, 81 and 383 of the Criminal Code cap 34 vol. 11 in the laws of Osun State.
Earlier, the counsel to the convicts, Mr Babatunde Akanbi, prayed the Magistrate to temper justice with mercy in his judgement after the convicts pleaded guilty to the three count charges against them.