A 30-year-old welder, Alayande Sefiu, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by an Abeokuta Magistrate’s Court in Isabo on Friday for stealing iron doors and windows.
Sefiu, whose address was not provided, was found guilty of one count of theft and sentenced without the possibility of a fine.
The magistrate, Olajumoke Somefun, said the evidence presented in court proved beyond reasonable doubt that the convict was guilty of the offence.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Olakunle Shonibare, told the court that the defendant committed the offense in August 2021 around 10:00 p.m. in Soyoye, Abeokuta.
Mr Shonibare said the convict, who is a welder, stole iron doors and a burglar-proof window from fellow welders.
He said the convict entered the workshop of one Haruna Akanni and stole an iron door worth N70,000 and four iron burglar windows worth N80,000 belonging to to Ismail Akanni.
He said that Sefiu also stole a small iron gate worth 30,000 naira, owned by one Shobayo Kabiru.
The prosecutor said the convict collected money from his clients to help them build iron doors and windows, but failed to deliver the work assigned to him.
He said the convict converted the money for his personal use and that when his clients started to bother him, he went to his fellow welder’s shop and stole iron doors and burglaries of windows to deliver them to them.
The prosecutor, however, noted that the offense violated Section 390 (9) of the Ogun Penal Code Acts 2006.