An Ota Magistrates’ Court in Ogun on Wednesday sentenced two lovers to one-year imprisonment with an option of N50,000 fine each for stealing a motorcycle, valued N250,000.
The Magistrate, A.O. Adeyemi, said that the prosecution had proved his case against the convicts beyond reasonable doubts and found them guilty as charged.
The defendants, Ngochukwu Dickecha, 41, and Gift Anthony, 23, whose addresses were not provided in the court, were facing a two-count charge of stealing and conspiracy, to which they pleaded not guilty.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. E.O. Adaraloye, had told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Feb. 21 at 11.00 p.m., at Winners’ area, Ota, Ogun.
Mrs Adaraloye said that the defendants conspired among themselves to stop the motorcyclist and asked him to take them to a hotel.
He alleged that the defendants gave the motorcyclist a Yoghurt laced with a sleeping tablet, which made him to dose off after taken them to the hotel.
The prosecutor said that they stole the motorcycle valued N250,000, belonging to the complainant, Ajenifuja Quadri.
Mrs Adaraloye said that the case was reported at the Onipanu Police Station by the complainant, after which the defendants were arrested.
He said that the offences contravened Sections 390(9) and 516 of the Criminal Code Law of Ogun, 2006.