A 28-year-old man was on Monday sentenced to one month in prison for breaking into a shop to steal seven pieces of meats from a pot.
The Magistrate, Miss Temitope Adebutu, however, gave the convict an option of N5,000 fine.
The accused was arraigned at an Ota Magistrate court on a two count of stealing and burglary.
Prosecutor Rosemary Brown told the court that the accused committed the offence on June 25 at about 6am at Ire-Akari Street, Ota in Ogun State.
According to Brown, the accused broke into the shop of the complainant, Akinola Olamilekan, to steal seven pieces of meats from a pot valued at N700.
She said that the offences contravened Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Revised Laws of Ogun, 2006.