Pastor jailed for 9 months for stealing sheep

The pastor pleaded guilty and begged for leniency

A pastor, Oloruntoba Ibitoye, was on Monday sentenced to nine months imprisonment by an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court for stealing a sheep.

According to the prosecution, the complainant, Florence Adebiyi, reported at the police station in Ganmo, near Ilorin, that the convict stole her sheep valued at N3, 000 in front of her residence at Amoyo area of Ilorin.

The prosecution said the sheep was recovered from the convict by the police. The convict pleaded guilty to the offence and begged for leniency. Police prosecutor, Mojisola Olamokun, applied for a summary trial which was granted by the court.

The Magistrate, Mariam Qudus-Salahu, sentenced him to nine months imprisonment without option of fine.

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