Magistrate Olanike Olagbende of an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos Wednesday sentenced a security guard, Samson Dennis, to six months’ in prison for stealing N122,500 from a lawyer’s home.
Magistrate Olagbende convicted and sentenced Dennis without an option of fine following his plea guilt to a one-count charge of breaking and entering.
The police arraigned Dennis last July 21, for breaking and entering the home of legal practitioner, Tunrayo Akinmolayan and stealing the N122,500.
Prosecutor Corporal Friday Mameh told the court during facts and sentencing yesterday that the incident took place last June 25, at about 2pm, at Plot 13, Furo Ezimora Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
He said Akinmolayan reported the theft at Maroko Police Station, Lekki, last June 30, at about 1:45pm.
“The complainant reported that one Samson Dennis, a security operative at the above address, unlawfully gained access to her apartment and stole the N122, 500 that she kept in a shelf in her room.”
“During investigation, the defendant admitted to committing the crime, adding that he bought a canvass shoe, wrist watch, face cap, ear phone, necklace, hand bangles, sports wears and sun glasses, with the stolen money.”
The convict’s sentence will run from the day of arraignment.