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Court Sentences 4 Men to 2 Years Imprisonment Each for Destroying Cell Padlocks

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A Magistrates‚Äė Court in Osogbo, on Tuesday, sentenced four men to two years imprisonment each for destroying cell padlocks and escaping from lawful custody .
The police charged Adeleke Abitu, Malik Odewale, Sola Segun, and Ayoola Pelumi with conspiracy, malicious damage and escape from custody.
They pleaded guilty to the three counts.
Magistrate A.K. Ajala, held that she sentenced the convicts to two years imprisonment each, due to the magnitude of the offence.
Ajala gave them an  option to pay a fine of N9,000 each.
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Kayode told court that the convicts committed the offence on July 27 at about 5. 20 a.m, at the Dugbe Police Station, Osogbo.
Kayode said the convicts conspired among themselves and destroyed the cell padlocks where they were kept in custody and escaped.
He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 516, 135 and 431 of the criminal code, cap 34 vol. 11,laws of Osun, 2002.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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