Man jailed for attempting to steal from Obasanjo


An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court yesterday sentenced a 33-year-old man, Seun Sowemimo, to 12 months imprisonment for attempting to steal from ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

The sentence was without an option of a fine.

Sowemimo, whose address was not provided, pleaded guilty to the two-count charge of theft and causing a breach of the peace.

The Magistrate, Mrs Olajumoke Somefun, said that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that the convict was guilty as charged.

Prosecuting ASP Olakunle Shonibare had earlier told the court that Sowemimo scaled the fence into the compound of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on April 1 with intent to steal.

He explained that immediately he jumped in, he was caught by one of the security guards on duty.

The offence, he said, contravened the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.

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