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Man Jailed For Attempt To Steal From Former Nigerian President

A Magistrate Court in Abeokuta has, on Friday, sentenced a 33-year-old man, Seun Sowemimo, to 12 months imprisonment without the option of a fine, for attempting to steal from ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Sowemimo, whose address was not provided, pleaded guilty to the two counts of theft and causing breach of peace.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Olajumoke Some fun, said that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that the convict was guilty as charged.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari has hit out at former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, asking him to mind his utterances as he also contributed to the current chaos in the country.

Prosecuting ASP Olakunle Shonibare had earlier told the court that Sowemimo scaled the fence into Obasanjo’s compound in Abeokuta on April 1 with the intent to steal.

He explained, that, immediately he jumped in, he was caught by one of the security guards on duty.

He said that the offence contravened the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun, 2006.

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