A-40 years-Old mother, Blolaji Eleshi, and her son Bidemi, 24, have been sentenced to 4 years imprisonment each by an Osogbo Magistrate Court for burglary and stealing of cartons of cigarettes and other beverages.

Magistrate Abiona Adebayo, ordered an option of a fine of N15,000 to the mother while her son Bidemi was ordered to pay the sum of N100,000 as a fine.

The convicts committed the offense on September 27, 2021, at about 4.30 a.m between AraromiCommunity, Owode, Ilesa road, and the Oja-Oba area in Osogbo.

Mother and son were arrested by a vigilance security outfit and admitted to stealing.

The duo pleaded guilty to a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy, theft, and burglary preferred against them.

The Police Prosecutor, Inspector Rasak Olayiwola, told the court that the son broke into the shop of one Nafisat Adeyeye at Oja-Oba and carted away from some cigarettes and other shop items.

‘’They stole four packets of cigarettes which cost N16,000, two packets of Bohem cigarettes costing N8,000, two cartons of Rezler and two cartons of Peak Milk valued at 16,000.

Other items stolen include toothpaste, two sachets of yogurt among other items valued at N151,000’’

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