By Sodiq Lawal
An Osun State Magistrate Court in Ile Ife on Yesterday sentenced a 40 year-old man, Adelaoye Adamu, to three months in prison for stealing machine spare parts valued at N50,000.
Adamu who lives at Iremo Quarters in Ile Ife was charged under Section 287 of the penal code for theft.
Presiding Chief Magistrate, Ijiyode Olamilekan sentenced Adamu to three months in prison or N10,000 fine after he pleaded guilty.
The magistrate also ordered the convict to pay N50,000 to the nominal complainant as compensation for the spare parts.
He said that should the defendant refuse to pay the N50,000 compensation, he would be sentenced to additional three months jail term.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Emmanuel Sunday, had told the court that the complainant, Mr Isiaq Olarewaju reported the matter at the Moore Police Division, Ile Ife on September 23.
He said the convict had on September 23 stole the complainant’s machine spare parts.