A 40- year- old woman who was identified as Bolaji Elesho and her 24- year- old son who was identified as Bidemi has been sentenced to four years imprisonment each by a magistrate court sitting in Oshogbo for Burglary and theft of cartons of cigarettes and other provision items.
According to Daily Post Nigeria, The defendants committed the offence on 27 September, 2021, around 4: 30 am, in a community known as Araromi, Owode Ilesa road and Oja- Oba area in Oshogbo.
The defendants were arrested by a Vigilance security person and they pleaded guilty to the charges that were levelled against them.
The convicts pleaded guilty to a four- count charge which bordered on conspiracy, theft and burglary levelled against them by the prosecutor.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Rasak Olayiwola revealed to the court that the son broke into the shop of one Nafisat Adeyeye at Oja- Oba and he subsequently made away with some cigarettes and other items in the shop.
He maintained that Bidemi was arrested alongside his conspirator who was his mother, Bolaji.
The statement from Daily post reads in parts, ” they stole four packets of cigarettes which cost N16, 000, two packets of Bohem Cigarettes costing N8, 000, two cartoons of Rezler and two cartons of peak milk valued at N16, 000. ”
” Other items stolen include; toothpaste, two sachets of yoghurt among other items valued at N151, 000. ”
” The offence committed contravened Sections 516, 413, 390 (9) and 430 of the criminal code Cap 34 vol. 11 laws of Osun, 2002. ”
The convicts had no legal representatives when their case was called.
It is very shocking to see a mother supporting her son in committing a criminal offence. A mother is expected to be a guide to her children.
She is expected to inculcate good morals and positive values in her children. She ought to discourage them from any amoral act.
However the case of Bidemi’ s mother is different as she is a conspirator to her son in a criminal offence. it’ s quite Ignominy to see parents supporting the evil deeds of their children in the society.