A burglar has been sentenced to 21 years in prison by the Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division, for stealing rice in Nigeria.
The complainant said, “my shop was burgled twice, my foodstuffs and soup ingredients, including rice, semovita, wheat and tomato paste, among others, which I was selling, were stolen.”
A policeman, Sergeant Oladele Ayodeji, in his testimony before the court, said the defendant was arrested.
“During interrogation, he confessed to have participated in criminal activities such as kidnapping, burglary and stealing, including breaking into the complainant’s shop,” he added.
Justice Olalekan Olatawura, who found the defendant guilty, sentenced him to 14 years on count one and seven years on count two.