A 31 year old man, Kelvin Ighodalo has been slammed with 45 years in Jail for stealing a mobile phone belonging to the governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola.
Ighodalo stole the governor’s sony Ericsson phone on November 27, 2010, when the governor was being inaugurated at Government Technical College, Osogbo.
Ighodalo was found guilty on six counts, which included stealing, conspiracy and fraud.
He was sentenced to a 10-year imprisonment for the first three counts and five years for each of the last three which included impersonation, obtaining property by falsehood and collusion.
Justice Oyejide Falola, who ruled that Ighodalo deserved the jail term, held that the thief used the phone to obtain N500, 000 from the Owa of Ilesa, Oba Adekunle Aromolaran, while he obtained N200, 000.