Teenagers bag 5 years imprisonment for escaping from Osun police custody

Osun court
By Ekene Agbor, Osogbo
An Osun Magistrate’s court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital on Tuesday sentenced four teenagers to five years imprisonment for escaping from Dugbe police custody.
The convicts are; Adeleke Azeez, aged 20, Isola Segun, 18, Odewale Maliq,18 and Ayoola Pelumi,15
The convicts were earlier arraigned and remanded at Ilesa correctional center on July 28, 2020 for three count-charge bothering on unlawful escape and willful damage of police custody.
Police prosecutor, Inspector Adeoye Kayode told the court that the convicts committed the offence on July 27, 2020 at about 3:00am at Dugbe police station Osogbo.
He alleged that the convicts did willfully damage the iron door and the roofing sheet of Dugbe police station and escaped from the lawful custody.
Adeoye said that the offence committed by the convicts was contrary to and punishable under section 516,135(a) and 151(b) Cap 34 Vol ll Law of Osun State 2002.
The four convicts pleaded guilty to the allegations slammed against them.
The defence counsel, Adedoyin Ajewole while stating her allocutus for the convicts, urged the court to caution and discharge them because they are  young and if sentenced, they may be corrupted in the correctional center.
In his ruling, Magistrate Abayomi Ajala sentenced the convicts to two years  imprisonment for the first count charge, two years for second count charge and one year for third  count charge to run concurrently or option of fine of N9,000 with six strock of cane each.

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