A 28-year-oldman, Olalekan Akeem, was on Thursday sentenced by an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court to nine months imprisonment for stealing a handset in a Mosque in Osogbo.

The Magistrate, Mrs Olowolagba Olubukola, ordered the convict to serve out the sentence in Ile-Ife due to the magnitude of the offence.

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Akeem was arraigned on one count charge of theft.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Fagboyinbo Abiodun, told the court that the offence was committed on Nov. 8 at about 11: 30a.m., at White Mosque, Iludun area, Osogbo.

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Abiodun said that Akeem stole a Lenovo phone valued N25,000 inside the Mosque while the complainant, one Muhammad Abdulrasheed, was observing his prayers.

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The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 390 of the Criminal Code, Cap 34 vol.11 Laws of Osun, 2003.

The convict, who had no legal representation, pleaded guilty to the charge.(NAN)