The Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos has sentenced a 29-year-old apprentice, Sodiq Oloko, to 60 in jail for stealing two motor batteries.

Unfortunately for him, the two months’ imprisonment is without any option of fine.

‎Oloko faced a two-count charge of stealing and malicious damage and he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on May 30 at No. 14, Sologun St., Aguda, Surulere, Lagos, at about 03.00 a.m.

‎He alleged that the accused went to the store room of the workshop where he was an apprentice and stole the items belonging to Ben Adeniyi.

The prosecutor said the accused maliciously damaged two padlocks to the store room, valued N1,500‎ making it to seem as if someone broke into the store room. ‎

‎He noted that the offence contravened Sections 285(1) and 348 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).