5 Sep 2012

Pastor jailed for stealing a sheep

An Ilorin Magistrate’s Court, Kwara State, on Monday sentenced a pastor, Oloruntoba Ibitoye, to nine months imprisonment for stealing a sheep.

According to the prosecution, the complainant, Mrs. Florence Adebiyi, reported at the police station in Ganmo, near Ilorin, that the convict stole her sheep valued at N3,000 in front of her residence at Amoyo area of Ilorin.

The prosecution said the sheep was recovered from the convict by the police.

The New Agency of Nigeria reports that the convict pleaded guilty to the offence and begged for leniency.

Police prosecutor, Insp. Mojisola Olamokun, applied for summary trial, which was granted by the court.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Mariam Qudus-Salahu, sentenced him to nine months imprisonment without an option of fine.

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