Mother, son jailed for stealing cigarettes, Rezler, milks in Osun


A 40-year-old mother, Bolaji Elesho and her son, Bidemi, 24, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment each by an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court for burglary and theft of cartons of cigarettes and other provision items.

Magistrate Abiona Adebayo ordered an option of a fine of N15,000 to the mother while her son, Bidemi was also ordered to pay the sum of N100,000 as fine.

The convicts committed the offence on September 27, 2021, around 4:30 am, between Araromi Community, Owode Ilesa road and Oja-Oba area in Osogbo.

The duo were arrested by a vigilance security outfit and admitted to stealing.

The duo pleaded guilty to a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, theft and burglary preferred against them.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Rasak Olayiwola, told the court that the son broke into the shop of one Nafisat Adeyeye t Oja-Oba and carted away some cigarettes and other shop items.

He continued that Bidemi was apprehended with his conspirator, his mother.

“They stole four packets of cigarettes which cost N16, 000, two packets of Bohem Cigarettes costing N8, 000, two cartoons of Rezler and two cartons of peak milk valued at N16, 000.

“Other items stolen include; toothpaste, two sachets of yoghurt among other items valued at N151, 000.”

The offence committed contravened Sections 516, 413, 390 (9) and 430 of the criminal code Cap 34 vol. 11 laws of Osun, 2002.

The convicts had no legal representatives when their case was called.

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