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Friday, 5 May 2017

Graduate bags 7 years in jail for stealing mobile phone inside a church

An Igbosere magistrate's court sitting in Lagos has sentenced Williams Okonoboh Eromosele, an ex- convict, and a graduate of accountancy from Auchi Polytechnic in Edo State to seven years in prison with hard labour for stealing a mobile phone inside a church.

The convict was recently sentenced by magistrate Mrs. O. Otitoju after he pleaded guilty on one-count charge. 

The 28-years-old was arrested after he stole a Huawei G73 phone valued at N70,000 at the Church of Resurrection Anglican located at 1004 estate, Victoria Island, Lagos, just months after he was released from prison for stealing money from church offering box in December 2016. Read here

Appearing before the magistrate court, Eromosele was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment with hard labour without an option of fine.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

Life of a Nigerian Graduate

Where do I begin my story from?
It all started as a diligent student, focus and determined to graduate with a good grade so as to have an easy life.

My mum would always advice me then "Tosin if you can work towards graduating with a good result getting a job would be easy".

I remembered the sleepless nights, daily tutorials, times I would have to use my feeding allowance to buy books and materials that are relevant to my field of study just to achieve my aim of success.

It all began in June 6th 2015, a new beginning of my life. It was my convocation day. My mum had called me the previous week to ask what I wish for her to prepare for my friends who would be attending the program, I could feel the excitement on phone. I remembered me replying her on the phone, "mum I don't want fish o, please help me buy chicken and prepare little rice because I won't be inviting much people, thanks mum!"

I knew she was proud of me, I have heard her gist among her friends about her son being the first to graduate with a second class upper within her family but more importantly I was proud of myself.

Almost two years now, I have attended more than 20 interviews, written aptitude exams, traveled to 4 different states all in a bid to get myself a good job, but at the end I was always turned down all because a 25 years old graduate like me did not have 2 to 5years working experience.

What then is the reward of hard work and academic excellence?
I have never for once regretted nor blame anyone, not even the government.

I have always learnt in Life that "no matter how hard you find it to move, or the pace at which you move, just make sure your direction is forward. Surely one day you will get there".

Economics graduate
Second Class Upper

Experience: Worked under the students employment scheme with my University as a student office assistant, from my 200 till final year.

08151191348

Just in case I find favour.

Chidinma said...

this is too excessive. what of the politicians that steal millions and billions of naira, why are they getting less than 3 years in prison.
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wrightabidemi1 said...

What a sham system🤔 People who stole billions are walking around freely enjoying their largesse and he gets 7 years for still a phone,not encouraging stealing but he could have been given lesser,what an unfair system!

Emi David said...

Lopsided law!Very active when it comes to the poor but very docile when it concerns the high and mighty.

Anonymous said...

Hnnnmmm..... How many of our policians that are stealing our money �� �� �� �� on daily basis have been jailed �� we are only fooling ourselves.

samuel Ezebuchi said...

He's cursed.

Anonymous said...

There is no justice in Nigeria. The legal system is a fallacy. He should have stolen '5 million' and paid a fine like igbinedion

livingstone chibuike said...

cheeiii no fear of God again...

Sweetchild Sweet said...

Aah but that's heavy but the law has to take its course...Madam judge what of those that stole millions of dollars & are still at the assembly ruling us? How many years for them? Pls temper justice with mercy without hard Labour in his case...It's up to You...There's God O

Anonymous said...

...that was a phone stolen, how many years jail term did those people that steal government money bag?

JAO said...

When will u learn?

Vivian Reginalds said...

7 years cha?
YET AMECHI IS 'PARAMBULATING' WITH HIS POT BELLY!!!

-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Ahnnn ahnnn, 7 years? Meanwhile the ones that stole rice from people that are starving got one year

Kay Lawrence said...

Injustice everywhere, 7 years for stealing just phone while looters walk away free. God will judge all.

Kay Lawrence said...

Injustice everywhere, 7 years for stealing just phone while looters walk away free. God will judge all.

MUFC said...

And those who stole 150 bags of rice get only 1 year... Justice indeed

Onah Caleb said...

And the so called politicians who steal billions only get probe and spent 6 months in court.
What a country we live in.

Olushola Olufolabi said...

We have different laws in Nigeria for various levels of citizens. If Fani Kayode can be walking free on the streets and still mouthing about but this has to do 7yrs for phone stealing

Anonymous said...

God will punish all the judges that allow the thieves that stole billions walk free while a poor graduate that stole a phone to feed himself is given 7 years!

Anonymous said...

former governors who stole billions of dollars from their States coffers are now "distinguished" senators enjoying the loot. symptoms of a failed state.

Anonymous said...

Yet a Politician that steals billions will go Scott free & celebrated.

Lanre Afeez said...

Somebody will steal billions, he will not go to jail, this guy stole a phone and you sent him to 7yrs in prison...the judge is biased, besides, what is the pastor of that church doing to help youths in his church? Only to collect tight and offering.. it clearly shows the guy is poor and needs money. I'm sure if he had be successful, he will sell the phone and use the money to feed himself and people closer to him. I don't know where this country is going to honestly.

Anonymous said...

It will not be better for the judges we have presently in nigeria. They are the problem... They are more than corrupt. People in high places don't get served d justice they deserve.. Nobody is saying the guy should not been jailed.. Political thieves are worst they rob the unborn sef

Anonymous said...

This is so sad. We need to start reporting this type of behavior and blow whistle on. There is a Nigeria whistle blowing mobile app on google play store. Its called SeeSomeTin. You can use it to report crimes, domestic violence, sexual abuse, police brutality etc. I just downloaded it. If you see something, share something

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=whistleblowerng.com.seesometin

Anonymous said...

God will punish you otitoju for sentencing this young man for 7years because he stole a mobile phone. Real criminals in Abuja are walking away free stealing millions and billions of naira. Babachair is still roaming the streets of Abuja today. God will Punish you! Ewu can beer!

Anonymous said...

Gbam

Anonymous said...

Wetin dey use phone do Nigerians bikonu? Just for the gram I guess. On the other news, Amechi and the NIA boss and their likes are walking free with their loot.

Eazzy Pompey said...

OK,what of those people( politician ) stolen billions?

David chinedu said...

Favour will surely locate u dear.

JohnJohn Uket said...

Tears in my eyes. Stealing in church is a curse that can make even a sane judge confused.

Thanks Linda for consistently feeding us on this case. God bless you daughter of Zion.

I'm pained by his attitude and the system.

Pls people, how do we help this young graduate. If the sentence has an option of fine, can we assist. If the young graduate is given a job can he stop petty stealing? Is he too lazy to work and will embarrass people that will help him with another tantrum?

Can a superior court exercise a right instrument of law to lower the sentence if at all.

Pls, you can email me on: johnjohnuket@yahoo.com

JohnJohn Uket said...

Tears in my eyes. Stealing in church is a curse that can make even a sane judge confused.

Thanks Linda for consistently feeding us on this case. God bless you daughter of Zion.

I'm pained by his attitude and the system.

Pls people, how do we help this young graduate. If the sentence has an option of fine, can we assist. If the young graduate is given a job can he stop petty stealing? Is he too lazy to work and will embarrass people that will help him with another tantrum?

Can a superior court exercise a right instrument of law to lower the sentence if at all.

Pls, you can email me on: johnjohnuket@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

It's well

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