One Oga Joseph (21) was yesterday sentenced to five years imprisonment for hacking into locked cars.
Magistrate Muhibah Olatunji of an Osun State Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ile-Ife convicted Joseph for entering, stealing and intent to commit felony alleged against him.
The convict who confessed that he has the ‘magic key’ to unlock cars to steal properties pleaded guilty to the offence and begged the court to temper Justice with mercy
Olatunji in her judgement stated that releasing the convict will not add any positive values to the society, but would rather wreaked havoc on the citizenry.
She noted that the sentence will afford the convict the opportunity to be corrected and learn one or two vocations that will benefit him at the Correctional centre and will serve as deterrent to others.
She, therefore, sentences the convict to five years imprisonment without an option of fine to run concurrently.
Earlier, the police prosecutor, Inspector Sunday Osanyintuyi, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 17, 2020 around 9:10pm at Ibukun-Olu Street, Ile-Ife.
Osanyintuyi said that the defendant entered into the Honda Accord Saloon Car wine colour with Reg No: FFE 707 AC, property of one Adegboyega Ologbenla with intent to commit felony.
He added that the defendant stole one bag containing the sum of N208,100; two Itel mobile phones and one power bank, total valued N223,100, property of one Adegboyega Ologbenla.
According to him, the defendant on June 18, 2020 around 01:53am at Ajegunle Street, Ile-Ife, entered into one Nissan Serena Bus Blue colour with Reg No: MT 423 KJA, property of one Olanrewaju David with intent to commit felony therein.
The prosecutor stated further that the offence contravened sections 383, 390(9), 412 and 508 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Osun, 2002.
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