Wasiu Moshood, a 27-year-old man was on Tuesday sentenced to two years imprisonment by an Ibadan magistrate’s court for stealing a mobile phone.
The convict, who was sentenced without an option of fine reportedly stole a BlackBerry phone.
He was said to have committed the offence during the commissioning of a branch of Shoprite in Ibadan on Friday, June 19, 2014. When he first appeared before Chief Magistrate, O. A. Amzat, Moshood pleaded guilty to the one count charge of stealing filed against him.
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The Magistrate in a reaction said since he had pleaded guilty to the charge, he should be remanded in Agodi Prison till the adjourned day when the case would be due for judgment.
Meanwhile, before the the magistrate delivered the judgement, he tried effortlessly to make the convict reveal to the court who he sold the phone to but Moshood maintained his stand that he couldn’t.
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It was gathered that Adekoya Falilat, the owner of the phone which is valued at N45, 000 was earlier beaten to a pup by the convict for accusing him of theft.