Court Sentences Driver To One Month Imprisonment For Stealing Noodles


An Ota Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ogun State on Monday sentenced a driver identified as Kenneth Divine to one month Imprisonment for stealing fourteen cartoons of Indomie noodles worth N48,300.

Magistrate A .O. Adeyemi, sentenced the convict after he had pleaded guilty to the charge preferred against him with an option of N10,000 fine.

The 21-year-old driver alongside Joel Olawale,34, was charged with two counts of conspiracy and theft by the police.

Adeyemi, however, also directed Divine to pay back N48,300 to the complainant.

The second defendant, Olawale, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was admitted to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.

Earlier, Prosecution Counsel, Insp E.O.Adaraloye, told the court that Divine, Olawale and others at large, committed the offence on March 29 at the Indomie Company, Fowobi, Oju-Ore area, Ota.

Adaraloye said they stole 14 cartons of 70g of Indomie noodles worth N48,3000 belonging to one Balogun Ayokunle.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 390(9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun, 2006.

She adjourned the case until May 13 for further hearing.

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