A Senior Magistrate’s court sitting at Iyangaku in Ibadan, on Monday sentenced one Ibrahim Yahaya to 20 hours community service for stealing two fowls.
The Senior Magistrate, Mrs. Munirat Giwa-Babalola, who handed down the sentence after Yahaya pleaded guilty to stealing two cows, ordered that the punishment be served across four days at five hours per day.
Ibrahim, a resident of 30-30 area of Bodija, had been arraigned over a one-count of theft of two fowls.
According to the Police Prosecutor, Mr Oluseye Oyebanji, the convict, on July 20, stole two fowls valued at N4,000, belonging to one Oladele Abiodun, a resident of Kemidere zone 1, Bodija, Ibadan.
“Ibrahim, after stealing the two fowls, stuffed them in a bag but was later apprehended by a security personnel, Emannuel Imoudu, along Bodija road.
“This offence is contrary to section 383 and punishable under section 390 (3) of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol II, Laws of Oyo State 2000,” he said.