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Man, 31, bags 5 months for stealing in mosque

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, yesterday sentenced one Akeem Adeyemi, 31, to five months in prison for stealing inside a mosque during prayers to end the day’s Ramadan fast.
Adeyemi, whose address is unknown, had on Monday pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of felony and stealing inside a place of worship.
The Magistrate, Mrs A.F. Richards, sentenced the convict to two months for committing felony and another three months for stealing.
Richards said that the two sentences were to run concurrently, starting from the day the convict was first arraigned before the court.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Corporal Oluseye Oyebanji, had told the court that Adeyemi, on June 26, stole N7, 000 from one Mr Jubril Awalu.
Oyebanji said Adeyemi entered the Bodija Housing Central Mosque, Ibadan with worshipers, where he removed the money from Awalu’s pocket.
He said that the offences were contrary to Sections 390 (9) and 415 of the Criminal Code, Caps 38. Vol 11 Laws of Oyo State, 2000. Man, 31, bags 5 months for stealing in mosque

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