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Man jailed, blames hunger as reason for stealing foodstuffs, gas cylinder in Ibadan

An Ibadan based man, Peter Chinedu, 27 has pleaded guilty for stealing foodstuff and gas cylinder.

Chinedu made the admission when he was brought before a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wednesday and has been subsequently been remanded at Agodi Prison by the presiding judge, Mr. Taiwo Oladiran.

Oladiran in his ruling ordered the remand of Chinedu just as he adjourned the case until September 7, for review of facts and sentencing.

When asked by the court why he stole, he said that he was hungry and the Oladiran asked him if it was also hunger that made him to steal the cylinder as well.

Chinedu of no fixed address was docked on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. James Oriola, told the court that Chinedu and others at large stole the gas cylinder and foodstuffs worth N15,000, property of Mrs Faosat Olaide of Adungbe village, via Idi- Ayunre, Ibadan.

He said the offences were committed on September 5, at about 12:10p.m. at Adungbe village.

Oriola said that the offences contravened Sections 516 and 383 and punishable under Section 390 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol.II, Laws of Oyo State 2000.


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