Thursday, July 23, 2015

Man bags additional yr to his initial one yr sentence after he attempted to escape

A man who was previously arraigned by the Lagos state police command before an Ogudu Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing a car battery and thereafter sentenced to one year imprisonment, have been sentenced to two years in prison after he tried to escape from custody whilst his papers were processed.  
PUNCH Metro gathered that the battery, which belonged to one Musa Sanud and valued at N14,000, was allegedly stolen at about 6.30am at the Ojota area of the state.
The charge read, “That you, Dayo Abdullahi, of no fixed address, on July 21, 2015, at about 6.30am at Ojota, Lagos, in the Ikeja Magisterial District, did steal a Volvo car battery, valued at N14,000, property of one Musa Sanud, and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.”
The defendant pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one year imprisonment by the magistrate, Mrs. O. Sule-Amzat.
However, in a dramatic twist, Abdullahi allegedly attempted to escape from custody, while his papers were being processed at about 2.40pm.
It was gathered that the convict attempted to escape by breaking the ceiling of the court cell where he was kept.
The 40-year old was, however, apprehended and arraigned again before the court on two counts of felony.
The defendant pleaded guilty, and was sentenced by Sule-Amzat to another year imprisonment, making two years in all

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