The Court of Appeal, Ibadan Division, on Friday, June 26, 2020, upheld the six years jail sentence handed one Olutope Oladipo after being convicted of stealing by Justice Mohammed Owolabi of the Oyo State High Court on November 20, 2018.
Justice Simon Haruna Tsamani, who delivered the lead judgment on behalf of Justice Tijani Abubakar, affirmed that the lower court’s decision was consistent with the spirit and letter of the law against the offence committed and, therefore, dismissed the appeal.
After running a full trial, Justice Owolabi had, in 2018, found Oladipo guilty of a four-count charge bordering on stealing. The offence was contrary to Section 390 of the Criminal Code, Cap 38, Laws of Oyo State.
The court also ordered him to restitute to his victim a sum of N10,499,600 (Ten Million, Four Hundred and Ninety-Nine Thousand, Six Hundred Naira).