Tunde Morufu, a 20-year man, has been sent to jail by an Osun Magistrate’s Court.
He is to serve a 3-month sentence for stealing a ram.
NAN reports that the convict committed the crime on Tuesday, September 9 at about 5 p.m at Ayekale area of Osogbo.
Inspector Isiaka Ajadi, the prosecutor, informed the court that Morufu was caught by residents of Ayakale. He could not give satisfactory answers on how he came about the ram.
The prosecutor said: “When he was caught by residents of the area, he also had no evidence to show that he was the owner of the ram.”
The convict was arraigned on a one-count charge of stealing. He pleaded guilty to the charge against him.
Mrs Nnena Ugwu, who stood for the convict, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy in sentencing the convict.
Delivering his judgment, Magistrate Adebayo Lasisi, sentenced Morufu to three months in jail, with an option of N5,000 fine.