Osun man jailed three years for water taps theft

 April 25, 2024

An eighty-year-old man, Abiodun Adewuyi, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for stealing water taps by a Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ede, Osun State

The spokesperson of the State Command of National Security and Civil Defence Corps, Adeleke Kehinde, while giving details about the case in a statement in Osogbo on Wednesday, said the suspect was caught in a building removing the taps on April 16 at about 5:40 pm.

It was said that Adewusi was arrested by operatives of the NSCDC, after he removed the items at Durodola community, Owode-Ede town.

The offence committed, according to the statement, was contrary to Section 390 of the Criminal Code Law of Osun State.

The suspect was arraigned on Monday, April 22, at the Magistrate Court in Ede, Osun State, before Chief Magistrate V. A. Adedokun, where he was sentenced to three years imprisonment.

“The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Osun State Command has arraigned one Adewuyi Jamiu Abiodun (m) 18 years for stealing seven brass water taps.

“The suspect was arrested on April 16 at Durodola community, Owode Ede, Osun State at about 1740hrs where he was caught removing two brass water taps.

“At the point of arrest, he had a total number of seven water taps in his possession and discreet investigation further revealed that whenever he stole water taps, he sold the stolen items to buyers of scrap metals,” Adeleke said.

In his reaction, the Osun NSCDC Commandant, Michael Adaralewa, has enjoined parents and guardians to warn their children and wards against such acts.

Noting that it was capable of bringing their family’s name into disrepute, he assured that the NSCDC would rid criminals of the state.

SOURCE:PUNCH

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