An Abeokuta Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 33-year-old man, Seun Sowemimo, to 12 months’ imprisonment for attempting to steal from ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The sentence is without option of a fine.
Mr Sowemimo whose address was not provided pleaded guilty to the two-count charge of theft and causing breach of peace.
The magistrate, Olajumoke Somefun, said that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that convict is guilty as charged.
The prosecutor, ASP Olakunle Shonibare, had earlier told the court that Mr Sowemimo scaled the fence into the compound of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta on April 1 with intent to steal.
He explained that immediately he jumped in, he was caught by one of the security guards on duty.
The offence, he said, contravened the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun 2006.