Ex-Convict jailed one year for stealing Osun trader’s purse

by Hafeezoh Adekola

An ex-convict, Ismaila Sikirullahi, on Monday, bagged a one-year jail term for stealing.

The convict allegedly stole an Itel mobile phone and N8,360 belonging to a shop owner, Anifat Azeez.


The police prosecutor, Inspector Kayode Adeoye, said, “Sikirullahi, had on August 17, 2020, around 3pm on Bası Bankole Street, Oke-Oniti area, Osogbo, did break into the shop of one Anifat Azeez and stole a purse containing one Itel mobile phone and the sum of N8,360, property of Anifat Azeez.”

Adeoye also told the court that Sikirullahi had just completed a jail term for a similar offence.


The two counts of burglary and stealing were said to be contrary to and punishable under sections 412, 383 and 390(9) of Criminal Code, Cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Osun State of Nigeria, 2002.

The defendant had no legal representation but pleaded guilty to the charges.

Delivering his judgment, the presiding magistrate, Adebayo Ajala, found Sikirullahi guilty of the offences and sentenced him to one year imprisonment without an option of fine.


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