March 19, 2023

A 24-year old man, Anyanwu Tobechukwu, who went to a popular Super Market in Okota area of Lagos, padded his body with stolen items and was caught by the security guard has been sentenced to two years imprisonment without an option of fine.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that the incident happened at Globus Super Market located at No. 69 Ago Palace Way, Okota, Lagos, where he was arrested.

After interrogation, the Police found him culpable. He was later charged before Isolo Magistrates Court for stealing.

He pleaded guilty before the Court.

The prosecutor, Mr. Oje Uagbale, presented the facts of the matter by telling the Court how Tobechukwu went to the Super Market and pretended to be customer, who wanted to buy some items.

He said however, that Tobechukwu went round the place, picked choice items and hid them on his body and covered them with his clothes.

Incidentally, one of the security guards suspected his size and accosted him. He conducted a search on him and discovered 30 boxer shorts which he had padded on his body.

He was then handed over to the Police for prosecution. He confessed admitting that he had done such in the past before he was eventually arrested.

The prosecutor, Mr. Uagbale, told the Court that Tobechukwu was a habitual thief, who had similar previous criminal record before the Court and was convicted.

He asked the Court to sentence him to serve as deterrent because he was not remorseful and will go back to commit crime if released as he had done in the past.

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