Read Why 69-Year-Old Man Bags Six Months Jail Sentence In Abeokuta

A 69-year-old man, Ifatogun Arolagbade, has been sentenced to six months in prison by a Magistrate Court at Isabo, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

PUNCH reports that Mr. Arolagbade was asked to spend the next six month in jail because of fraud.

It was gathered that the accused had unlawfully obtained the sum of N90,000 from one Bosede Sojirin on April 3, 2012 at Abiola way, Abeokuta under false pretence to secure a- three -bedroom flat for her

Arolagbade was charged with two counts of fraud and stealing.

The prosecuting officer, Sunday Eigbejiale, an inspector, said the accused did steal the sum of N90,000 property of Sojirin.

He said the offence committed by the Arolagbade was contrary to and punishable under section 419 and section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State, Nigeria 2006.


The counsel to the accused, however, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy. He pleaded that the accused person was old and should be given option of fine.

The presiding magistrate, Martins Akinyemi, found the accused guilty of the two counts he was accused of , adding that the case had suffered several adjournments in instant of the accused to be able to settle the debt he owed but failed to do so.

He later sentenced the accused to three months imprisonment on count one and three months imprisonment on count two, which he said, would run concurrently. 

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