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Sallah Ram Thief Sentenced to 6 Months in Jail



30-year-old Sulaiman Awokunle, has been handed a 6 months jail sentence by a Magistrate Court in Osogbo, Osun State, for reportedly stealing a ram kept for Sallah by Saka Idowu. .

His prosecutor, Elisa Olusegun, told the court that Awokunle stole the ram valued at N25, 000 at about 6am inside Onunrin’s compound in Iree, committing an offence contrary to Section 383 and punishable under Section 390(9) of the criminal code, cap 34, Vol. II, Laws of Odun state of Nigeria, 2003.

Awokunle who pleaded guilty to the one count-charge of theft, was also given an option of N4, 000 bail in the spirit of Eid el-Kabir, as his counsel, Najite Okobe, pleaded for mercy claiming that his client was a first time offender and urged the court to mitigate his punishment.