Poly Student Jailed For Stealing Laptop

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Cyriacus Izuekwe

A 30-year-old student of Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo campus, western Nigeria, who regained freedom after spending two years in prison custody at Kirikiri, has returned to the same prison for the same offence two months after he regained freedom.

The convict, Bolarinwa Oluwafemi, was earlier sentenced to two years imprisonment for stealing a laptop by the Mushin Magistrate’s court after he pleaded guilty.

For committing the second crime, he was jailed for 18 months without an option by Ijeshatedo Magistrate’s court.

Oyo State-born Oluwafemi was arrested and charged to court by the police after he went to LUTH and stole a laptop belonging to a student, Adaku Agim, worth N83,000.

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While he was escaping with the gadget, security guards arrested him and handed him over to the police.

When Oluwafemi was arraiged, he pleaded guilty and begged the court to temper justice with mercy because he was released from prison two months ago.

In view of his confession before the court, the prosecutor, Mr Kunle Shonibare told the court to take judicial notice of his confession as an ex-convict.

Shonibare said from Oluwafemi’s confession, he was a habitual criminal who would not change and if he was allowed to go free, the society would suffer because he would go back to commit crime.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs O.A. Gbajumo noted that he would be a bad influence in the society and sentenced him to 18 months imprisonment without an option of fine.