Court sentences 23-year-old student to one year in jail for stealing phones

A 23-year-old man, Emmanuel Ekundayo has been sentenced to one year in prison for stealing mobile phones belonging to some students of the Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere-Ekiti (BOUESTI).

A Magistrate Court sitting in Ikere-Ekiti convicted Ekundayo, who claimed to be a student of the Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti.

He was arraigned before Magistrate Dotun Omoteye on one count charge of stealing. The prosecutor told the court that the culprit was apprehended on 17th of July, 2023 while ransacking the bags of students doing examinations during one of the 2022/2023 first semester examinations at the Library Lecture Theatre.

The convict pleaded guilty to the offence and was sentenced by the Magistrate on the strength of the evidence before him, and presented with an option of fine.

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