60-year-old woman commits burglary, bags six-month jail term


A 60 - year - old woman, Adegunwa
Adejoke , was on Monday sentenced to
six - month imprisonment for breaking
a shop with the intent to steal , an
Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos
State ruled on Monday .
Adejoke , a resident of Agbowa - Ikosi in
Ikorodu area , had pleaded guilty to the
three- count charge of conspiracy ,
housebreaking and burglary brought
against her .
The magistrate , Mrs . A. B . Olagbegi -
Adelabu , who gave the verdict ,
sentenced the woman to six months
each on the three counts , totaling 18
months.
She, however, said the sentences would
run concurrently .
She said : “ Having made a confessional
statement, the convict said she was
lured into the act by some people who
fled the scene .
“ Meanwhile, nothing was stolen from
the shop, but Adejoke was caught with
a stone which she used to burgle the
shop.
“ In view of this, not minding the
situation, the court has to protect the
interest of the state.
“ You are hereby sentenced to six
months’ imprisonment on each of the
counts which will run consecutively.
“ This will teach you a lesson and I
hope when you leave the prison , you
would have turned a new leaf. ”
Earlier, Police prosecutor , Mary
Ajiteru, told the court that the accused ,
with others still at large , were caught
on June 29 at 9 pm breaking into a
shop belonging to Mr. Oladehinde
Agbomeji , at Maiyegun Bus Stop in
Agbowa - Ikosi , Ikorodu .
“ The accused was caught by a security
man, while others fled .
“ She was taken to the palace of the
traditional ruler , but the chief directed
that she should be taken to the police
station.”
The offences contravened sections 305 ,
308 and 409 of the Criminal Law of
Lagos State 2011 . (NAN )

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