Teenager jailed 3-year for stealing water taps in Osun

An Osun State Chief Magistrates’ court sitting in Ede has sentenced 18year- old, Abiodun Adewuyi to three years imprisonment for stealing water taps.

The teenager was apprehended by operatives of Osun State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) after he was found removing the items at Durodola community, Owode-Ede town.

Providing further details, the Command’s spokesperson, Adeleke Kehinde, stated in a Wednesday statement in Osogbo that the suspect was caught in a building removing the taps on April 16 at about 5:40 pm.

The offence committed, as per the statement, was contrary to Section 390 of the Criminal Code Law of Osun State. Adewuyi was arraigned on Monday, April 22, at the Magistrate Court in Ede, Osun State, before Chief Magistrate V. A. Adedokun, who sentenced him to three years imprisonment.

“The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Osun State Command has arraigned one Adewuyi Jamiu Abiodun (m) 18 years for stealing seven brass water taps.

“The suspect was arrested on April 16 at Durodola community, Owode Ede, Osun State at about 1740hrs where he was caught removing two brass water taps.

“At the point of arrest, he had a total number of seven water taps in his possession and discreet investigation further revealed that whenever he stole water taps, he sold the stolen items to buyers of scrap metals,” Adeleke said.

Meanwhile, in a reaction, the Osun NSCDC Commandant, Michael Adaralewa, has called on parents and guardians to warn their children and wards against such acts. He assured that the NSCDC would not allow criminals to hide in any part of the state, emphasizing that such actions could tarnish the family’s reputation.

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