A magistrates’ court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, has sentenced a 30-year-old woman, Sadiat Jimoh, to six months imprisonment for stealing goat.
Sadiat was arraigned yesterday and she pleaded guilty to the two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.
Saidat told the court that she wanted to use the proceeds from the sale of the goat to treat her son.
Prosecutor Abiodun Fagboyinbo told the court that “Sadiat Jimoh and one other at large on January 5, at Agunbelewo in Osogbo did conspire to commit felony to wit stealing.
Fagboyinbo said: “The offence committed is contrary to and punishable under sections 516 and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 34 Vol. Laws of Osun State Nigeria 2002.”
The defence counsel, Abimbola Ige, prayed the court to temper justice with mercy.
The magistrate sentenced Saidat to six months imprisonment.
She was given N15,000 option of fine.