A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Abeokuta, Ogun State, has sentenced a teenager, Olamide Olasode, 19, to seven years in prison for stealing wires worth N397,000 from an uncompleted building.
The court gave its verdict after Olasode pleaded guilty to two counts of felony and stealing.
According to the prosecutor, Insp. Lawrence Olu-Balogun, the convict committed the offence on October 31, 2022, around 10pm, at Ibukunoluwade community, Ile-Ise Awo area of Abeokuta.
The prosecutor also said the convict entered the uncompleted building of one Mr Yemi Fadipe and stole the cables.
In the same vein, he explained that the convict pulled out the wires from the conduit pipes of the house and stole eight rolls of 1.5mm cable wires valued at N84,000 and six rolls of 2.5mm wires valued at N105,000.
Others are four rolls of 4mm cables valued at N118,000 and two rolls of 6mm single wires worth N90,000, all valued N397,000.
Olu-Balogun therefore said that the convict was caught by a security man in the compound, after noticing that the convict had been inside the building for three days.
He therefore said the guard alerted some members of the community, who stormed the building, apprehended the convict and handed him over to the police.