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I receives N1,000 from the N220,000 proceeds of theft, says 13-year-old convicted burglar



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A 13- year- old boy has said that he received a paltry N 1, 000 out of the N 220, 000 worth of the items he and others now at large stole from a private residence in Ibadan, Oyo State capital.

The unamed boy was arraigned at an Iyaganku Juvenile Court , Ibadan, on Friday, where the judge ordered that he be given four strokes of the cane for stealing a Toshiba laptop valued at N 150, 000 and jewellery worth N 70, 000.

The judge , Mrs. Kehinde Omotosho, who presided over the case , also ordered the minor ’ s father who accompanied him to court to counsel his son .

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Omotosho also ordered the minor ’ s father to register him in a public primary school to continue his education .

β€œ Your father must bring your report card to the court every last Thursday of the month, ” she ordered .

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor , Sgt. Sunday Adeogun , had told the court that the minor and others now at large conspired to commit the offence of stealing.

Adeogun said the minor broke into a house belonging to one Oluwatoyin Akomolafe and stole one Toshiba laptop valued at N 150, 000 and jewellery valued at N 70, 000.

He said the incident of stealing was reported by the complainant at the Challenge Police Station, Ibadan.

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After arraignment , the 13-year -old boy apologised for the part he played in the crime .

β€œ On the fateful day , my brothers and I broke into the house. Afterwards , they gave me N 1, 000, and I used it to buy food, ” he told the court .

(NAN )

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