By Suoyo Ekubo
A 21-year-old driver, Kenneth Divine, has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Monday for stealing 14 cartons of ”Indomie” noodles worth N48,300.
Divine was charged alongside Joel Olawale, 34, with two counts of conspiracy and theft.
Delivering ruling, Magistrate A .O. Adeyemi, sentenced the convict to one-month imprisonment, after he had pleaded guilty to the charge preferred against him. with an option of a N10,000 fine.
Adeyemi, however, gave the convict an option of N10,000 and also directed him to restitute N48,300 to the complainant.
The second defendant, Olawale, pleaded not guilty to the charge and was admitted to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
Earlier, Prosecution Counsel, Insp E.O.Adaraloye, told the court that Divine, Olawale and others at large, committed the offence on March 29 at the Indomie Company, Fowobi, Oju-Ore area, Ota.
Adaraloye said they stole 14 cartons of 70g of Indomie noodles worth N48,3000 belonging to one Balogun Ayokunle.
He said that the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 390(9) and 516 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Ogun,2006.
In the meantime, the case has been adjourned until May 13 for further hearing.