A man, Adeleye Ajayi who stole 600 tubers of yam from a farm in Ilupeju-Ekiti in Oye local government area of Ekiti State has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Ilupeju-Ekiti.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Joseph Ayodele, found Ajayi guilty on the two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing against him.
“The prosecution has proven its case of conspiracy and stealing against the defendant beyond reasonable doubt.
“On count one bordering on conspiracy, the defendant is hereby sentenced to one year in prison with an option of N20, 000 fine.
“On count two bordering on stealing, the defendant is hereby sentenced to one year in prison with an option of N20, 000,” said Ayodele in his ruling.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Adeniyi Famodimu, had told the court that Ajayi and three other convicts earlier sentenced as well as one person at large between August and September 2017, conspired to steal the tubers of yam valued at N150, 000.
NAN reports that the crime was committed at Igbomole Oke Farm Area of Ilupeju-Ekiti.
The prosecutor said the offences contravene Sections 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Vol. 1 Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State, 2012.