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Teenager gets 2-month community service sentence for attempting to burgle church


An Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Wednesday sentenced an 18-year-old man, Abbede Faruq, to two months community service for attempting to steal in a church.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Faruq, who resides along Iyana Iyesi Road, Ota, had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of burglary and attempted to steal.

The Magistrate, Miss Temitope Adebutu, ordered the convict to perform two months community service in the court premises by cutting the grasses and sweeping or an option of N5,000 fine.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Sgt. Rosemary Samson, had told the court that the accused committed the offences on Nov. 25 at about 1.a.m., at a church located at No. 2, Adewolu St., Ota.

Samson said that the accused broke into the church with the intention to steal; unfortunately, he was caught in the process.

She said that the offences contravened Section 416 of the Criminal Code, Volume 1 of the Revised Laws of Ogun State, 2006.

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