An Owo Chief Magistrate court has jailed a 63-year-old grandfather, Benjamin Stephen three years after he allegedly stole N40, 000 cash and clothing materials worth N16, 000 in Owo area of the state.
The prosecuting witness, Inspector Akomlafe Joseph said the accused person entered the restaurant of Mrs Funmilayo Adewole at Ikare junction where he committed the offence after eating.
Joseph said the accused person after eating stole the complainant’s money and two different clothing materials of 54yards and fled since 2010.
The prosecutor said the accused was seen at the same scene where he committed the offence three years later and was recognised and the police was invited which led to his arrest.
When the court’s charge was read, the accused person pleaded guilty as charged. The presiding Chief Magistrate; S.O Olowookere, found him guilty and convicted him accordingly.
The accused was sentenced to six months imprisonment with an option of N50,000 fine. He was asked to pay N56,000 to the complainant.
Meantime, in another development a father of two Niyi Ajayi has prayed a customary court sitting in Akure to dissolve his 20 year marriage.
Ajayi said that the wife Funke has stopped cooking for him in the last 13 years of their marriage. He told the customary court that he was tired of the marriage because of the attitude of the wife towards him.
According to him the wife had abandoned him by packing out of the house leaving him with their first child who is sick. But the wife in her response denied the allegation saying that she had been performing all her duties as a wife and mother.
Funke accused the husband for been a chain smoker adding that she was ready for the separation by the court.
However the court ruled that the couple should allow peace to reign in their marriage and advised the petitioner to be tolerant
The matter was later adjourned till April 1 this year.