By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
A 22 years Old deaf and dumb man, Muraina Sodiq has been sentenced to six months imprisonment at Ile-Ife Correctional Centre by an Osogbo Magistrate Court for stealing.
The convict was said to have committed the offence on March 15th, 2020 at Ona Babaona Oke Baale area of Osogbo by breaking into the shop of one Rafiu Haruna with intent to commit felony therein.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Olayiwola Razaq told the court that the convict stole one welding Engine valued N45,000 and one motor battery valued N18,000 which total valued N63,000.
The convict who the charge sheet was interpreted to him by the IPO by sign language and also with the help of his father admitted guilty to the two counts charges of housebreaking and stealing levelled against him by the police
According to the prosecutor, the offence committed contrary to and punishable under sections 413 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. II Laws of Osun State Nigeria, 2002.
The defense counsel, Okobe Nagite prayed the court to be lenient in his judgement considering the fact that his client is deaf and dumb.
In a swift reaction, the prosecutor told the court that the convict had been an ex-convict at Magistrate court ll Osogbo adding that his father can also testify to it.
In his judgment, Magistrate, Olugbenga O.Oladoke sentenced Sodiq to six months imprisonment at Ile-Ife Correctional Centre.