Thirty-year-old Dare Ogunlade was sentenced by an Abeokuta Magistrate Court to 12 months imprisonment for attempting to steal a Bajaj motorcycle belonging to an officer of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Ogunlade, of no fixed address, had faced two-count charges of conspiracy and attempted stealing.
The prosecutor, Inspector Olakunle Shonibare, told the court that the convict committed the offence on February 16 at about 7.30p.m at Adigbe area, Abeokuta.
He said the convict attempted to steal the motorcycle with registration No. AKM 064 QA valued at N250,000 and owned by Mr. Jamiu Bello of the NSCDC.
Shonibare said the offence contravened Section 516 of the Criminal Code, Vol. 1 Laws of Ogun, 2006.
Ogunlade pleaded guilty to the charges and the Magistrate, Mr. Idowu Olayinka, sentenced him to 12-month imprisonment with an option to pay N50,000 fine.