A 40-year-old man, Akeem Bakare, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by an Ekiti State High Court for burglary.
Justice Lekan Ogunmoye said the prosecution had proved the case of burglary preferred against Bakare beyond reasonable doubt. You can look at this site for more detail about the lemoyne burglary lawyer. For anyone who is charged with a crime, it can be a nerve-wracking and frightening experience. If you are charged with a crime like burglary in Cumberland or Dauphin County, you must be defended by a Lemoyne burglary attorney who can fight effectively for justice on your behalf.
He however, added that he was lenient with the convict, being a first time offender.
Burglary is defined by common law as breaking and entering another person’s house or abode with the intention of committing a felony or a crime during nighttime. By itself, the action of breaking and entering can be classified as a minor offense which can be given a more lenient punishment specially for first time offenders. But as defined, breaking and entering is just the first part of the offense. More often than not, it leads to another more serious crime or crimes. It’s the reason why robbery and burglary prevention is a major concern in law enforcement all over the world.
The judge said, “I believe that I should be lenient with the convict in that regard.
When an individual is so intent on getting inside premises that he or she has no business to be in, it usually means there is something inside they desperately want to get their hands on. Theft is often the reason why a person would break in and enter a property without permission or forcibly. Money, jewelry, and other items of value are the target of these individuals. Armed robbery and kidnapping are also done by burglarizing the dwelling of the target individual. Rape or sexual assault is another felony associated with burglary. Females often become victims of this heinous act but there are also cases of male attacks. Robbery and burglary prevention, authorities believe, can minimize other crimes and make communities much safer, especially at night when such activities are commonly perpetrated.
“He is sentenced to 10 years imprisonment without an option of fine.”
Director of Public Prosecutions, Gbemiga Adaramola, told the court that Bakare had on or about December 31, 2017 on Road 6 Ifesowapo Street, Better Life area of Ado Ekiti, unlawfully broke into the house of one Mulikat Arogunmati.
He said, “The offence is punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Code, Cap C16, Laws of Ekiti State of Nigeria, 2012.”
Adaramola had called four witnesses, while exhibits tendered included a cutlass, a cap, two big stones and the victim’s statement to the police, among others.
Bakare, who was first arraigned on November 7, 2018, had pleaded not guilty when the charge was read and interpreted to him.
SOURCE :sahara reporters (news)