An Ijede Magistrates’ Court in Ikorodu, near Lagos has sentenced two brothers to 42 months in prison for breaking into three shops.
The Chief Magistrate, R. O. Davies, told the convicts on Friday: “the two of you sound enlightened and ought not to see crime as a way out of hardship.
“The two of you have pleaded guilty to the first two counts levelled against you and therefore, will face the punishment for that.
“Crime is not the way out of difficult situations and cannot be excused on any ground.
“Having admitted to two out of the three counts, I sentence you each to six months in prison on the first count and three years each on the second count,’’ Davies ruled.
He also ordered that trial on the third count, which the convicts did not admit to, would continue as they served their sentences.
Earlier, Jundullah Mohammed, 26, and Jamiu Mohammed, 23, had pleaded…
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