Olajide Osoba, Abeokuta
The Magistrate court sitting in Isabo, Abeokuta, Ogun State has sentenced a 23-year old painter identified as Oluwatobi Olaore has been sentenced to 14days imprisonment for allegedly staking N7,000 on bet9ja and thereafter refused to pay.
The Magistrate, Mrs Sam Obaleye sentenced the defendant after he pleaded guilty to the charge.
Obaleye however gave the convict an option of N20,000 fine.
Earlier the Prosecutor,Sgt Adejoke Adebari told the court that the defendant committed the offence on April 27th at about 8:30pm at Ijaye area of Abeokuta.
Adebari said the defendant enter into the shop of one Zainab Tejuoso and played bet9ja game of N7,000 knowing that he does not have any money on him.
She stated that the defendant also refused to drop the ticket he used in playing and was about running away when he was dragged and handed over to the Police.
She added that the defendant also conducted himself in a manner likely to cause breech of public peace.
The Prosecutor maintained that the offence committed is contrary to and punishable under section 249 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State 2006.