A 28-year-old man, who broke into a shop to steal seven pieces of meat from a pot, has on Monday been sentenced to one month in prison by the Magistrate Court in Otta, Ogun state.
The accused, (name withheld) 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 valued at N700.
Ms. Brown said the offences contravened Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Revised Laws of Ogun, 2006. The magistrate, Temitope Adebutu, however, gave the convict an option of N5,000 fine.