A Magistrate Court in Otta, Ogun state, on Monday sentenced a 28-year-old man to one month in prison for breaking into a shop to steal seven pieces of meats from a pot.
The magistrate, Temitope Adebutu, however, gave the convict an option of N5,000 fine.
The accused, of no fixed address, was arraigned on a two-count charge of stealing and burglary.
The prosecutor, Rosemary Brown, told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 25 at about 6 a.m. at Ire-Akari Street, Ota in Ogun.
She said the accused broke into the shop of the complainant, Akinola Olamilekan, to steal seven pieces of meat from a pot. She said the meat was valued at N700.
Ms. Brown said the offences contravened Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Revised Laws of Ogun, 2006.
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