Mother and Son Bag 8 years Imprisonment

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo on Thursday, sentenced Bolaji Elesho, 40, and her Son Bidemi Elesho, 24, to four years jail each for burglary and theft of cartons of cigarettes and other provision items.


The Magistrate, Mr Asimiyu Adebayo, found both mother and son guilty and sentenced them to Ilesa Correctional Centre due to the magnitude of the offence committed.

Adebayo, however, ordered Bolaji to pay an option of a fine of N15,000 or serve a jail term of four years, while her son was also ordered to pay the sum of N100,000 as fine or serve a jail term of four years.

Both convicts had initially pleaded guilty to a four-count charge of conspiracy, theft and burglary preferred against them.

The Police Prosecutor, Insp Rasak Olayiwola, had told the court that the convicts committed the offence on Sept. 27, at 4:30, am, between Araromi Community, Owode Ilesa road and Oja-Oba area, Osogbo.

Bidemi (Son) was apprehended after he was caught and brought to court with his accomplice, his mother. According to the Prosecutor, items stolen include, four packs of cigarettes worth N16,000, two packets of Bohem Cigarettes costing N8,000, two cartoons of Rezler and two cartons of peak milk valued at N16,000.

Other items stolen include toothpaste, two sachets of yoghurt among other items valued at N151,000.

Olayiwola said Bidemi stole the cartons of cigarettes and other items from the complainant’s shop at Oja-Oba area and took them to his mother at Owode Ilesa area.

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