An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced a pastor, Oloruntoba Ibitoye, to nine months imprisonment for stealing a sheep.
According to the prosecution, the complainant, Mrs Florence Adebiyi, reported at the police station in Ganmo, near Ilorin, that the convict stole her sheep valued at N3,000($20) in front of her residence at Amoyo area of Ilorin.
The prosecution said the sheep was recovered from the convict by the police.
The convict pleaded guilty to the offence and begged for leniency.
Police prosecutor, Insp. Mojisola Olamokun applied for summary trial which was granted by the court.
The Magistrate, Mrs Mariam Qudus-Salahu, sentenced him to nine months imprisonment without option of fine.