Mother to serve jail term after stealing goat to pay son's medical bills

Mother to serve jail term after stealing goat to pay son's medical bills

- A poor mother has been sentenced to 6 months in prison for stealing a goat

- It was revealed at the Osogbo magistrate court that the woman by name Abimbola Ige wanted to sell the goat and pay her son's medical bills

- Attempts to make the court temper justice with mercy proved futile

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A 30-year-old mother by name Abimbola Ige has been sentenced to jail for six months after she was arrested for stealing a goat that was worth ¢700.

According to, the incident happened at Agunbelewo which is under the Osogbo metropolis in Nigeria.

Reports indicate that the goat that was stolen by Abimbola and one accomplice belonged to Fausat Adegboga.

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At the court, mixed emotions filled the room as it came to light that the poor mother was attempting to sell the goat and use the money to settle her son's medical bills.

Her defendant pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy but the presiding judge over the Osogbo magistrate court heard none of it.

Perhaps, he decided to use the case to send out a strong message to criminals. Allowing her to go freely might cause others to walk her path with different excuses.

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The fact that the poor woman was charged on two counts, conspiracy and stealing, probably played a role in standing by her jail term.

In the end, Abimbola Ige was sentenced to spend six months in prison and also pay a fine of about ¢250.

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