Man bags 12 months imprisonment for stealing laptop

A 26-year-old man, Oluwasegun Olayemi will spend the next 12 months in prison for stealing a laptop and phone valued N119,000, from a businesswoman in Lagos.

Olayemi of no fixed address, was convicted on Wednesday by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court after he pleaded guilty to the three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and burglary.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs M.I Dan-Oni, said, “based on the facts of this case, confirmed report and the plea of leniency, I hereby sentence you to 12 months imprisonment without option of fine.”

Earlier the prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher John told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 4 at Nacho Estate, Ayobo, Ikeja.

John said that the convict conspired with others now at large and broke into the apartment of the complainant, Mrs Adenike Oludare, to steal a laptop and phone worth N119, 000.

He said that Olayemi was caught by the complainant’s neighbour who saw the accused and his accomplices acting in a dubious manner.

John said that Olayemi’s accomplices escaped with the phone and laptop while he was apprehended and taken to police station for further questioning.

The offences contravened Sections 287, 309 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos, 2015.



  1. Ishaka Tejiri5 months agoReply

    thats not a good punishment for him

  2. morgan moses5 months agoReply

    No form of corruption should be condoned

  3. Ojineme Godwin5 months agoReply

    can’t help but laugh… the judicial system needs a total overall.. look at what he got for stealing a laptop.. but those that steal the country treasury are been left ..without doing anything to them..

  4. Ikuerowo Blessing5 months agoReply

    That’s injustice… Our leaders who stole billions of naira wasn’t jailed… Just a phone and laptop… Nigeria is nothing to write home about

  5. olamide Daniel5 months agoReply

    What is the judgement for those that stole millions and billions of naira
    NIGERIA !!!

  6. Sunday Abama5 months agoReply

    God bless nigeria

  7. kingsley nnadi5 months agoReply

    Its probably not his first time to do such, he just ran out of luck. he should e grateful the judge was kind hearted. maybe he will change when he returns.

  8. Happiness Ugochi5 months agoReply

    What punishment should be meted out to our corrupt leaders in govt if stealing only laptop and phone can land a poor boy in jail?

  9. Sunday Abama5 months agoReply

    Goodnews oo

  10. John Ogbodo5 months agoReply

    Haha, it’s not fair, there should have been an option of fine

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