By Emmanuel Adeleke
A Magistrate Court sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital has sentenced a 33-year-old man, Seun Sowemimo, to 12 months imprisonment without an option of fine, for attempting to steal from ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The Magistrate, Mrs. Olajumoke Somefun, said that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that the convict was guilty of the charges against him.
Sowemimo, whose address was not provided, pleaded guilty to the two counts of theft and causing breach of peace.
The prosecutor, ASP Olakunle Shonibare, had earlier told the court that Sowemimo scaled the fence into Obasanjo’s compound in Abeokuta on April 1, with the intent to steal.
Shonibare noted that immediately he jumped in, he was caught by one of the security guards on duty.
He said that the offence contravened the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State 2006.