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60-Year-Old Woman Sentenced to Six Months in Prison for Burglary

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60-Year-Old Woman Sentenced to Six Months in PrisonThe Ikorodu Magistrate Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced a 60-year-old woman, Adegunwa Adejoke to six months imprisonment for breaking a shop with the intent to steal.

Adejoke, who resides at Agbowa-Ikosi in Ikorodu area, had pleaded guilty to the three-count charge of conspiracy, housebreaking, and burglary brought against her.

The Magistrate, Mrs. A.B. Olagbegi-Adelabu, who gave the judgement, sentenced the woman to six months each on the three counts, totaling 18 months.

She, however, said the sentences would run concurrently.

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She said;

“Having made a confessional statement, the convict said she was lured into the act by some people who fled the scene.
“Meanwhile, no goods was carted away from the shop but she was caught with a stone which she used to burgle the shop.
“In view of this, not minding the situation, the court has to protect the interest of the state.
“You are hereby sentenced to six months imprisonment on each of the counts which will run consecutively.
“This will teach you a lesson and I hope when you leave the prison, you would have turned a new leaf.”

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