Man, 49, Jailed For Stabbing Thief Who Stole Indian Hemp Wraps

Posted on September 6, 2021


An Indian hemp seller, Wale Gbadebo, who specialised in selling of weeds to criminals in Lagos, has become a victim after one of the criminals, Temilade Lawal, went where he hid the substance and stole some wraps.

The 49-year old Gbadebo eventually caught Lawal in the act and angrily used a knife to stab him severally for stealing his wares.

The victim, Lawal, was said to have bled profusely before he was rushed to the hospital for treatment and the matter was later reported to the Police.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that Gbadebo was eventually arrested.

The incident happened at Isolo where the suspect, Gbadebo, sells the Indian hemp to his clients including criminals.

After his arrest, Gbadebo was detained at Isolo Police Division for interrogation over his conduct.

According to Police sources, he admitted to have committed the alleged offence because he never expected he would go where he kept the hemp to steal despite the fact he knew he was a criminal.

The Police found him culpable and subsequently charged him before the Isolo Magistrates Court for assault and he pleaded guilty before the Court.

During the fact and sentence, the prosecutor, Mr Oje Uagbale, told the Court that the defendant deals on India hemp, which he hid somewhere where the victim went and stole some wraps, which prompted him to stab the victim, Lawal, with a knife.

The prosecutor asked the Court to sentence him accordingly since he admitted before the Court by pleading guilty to serve as deterrent to others who may want to commit such offence.

The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. O. A. Akokhia, found him guilty as charged and he was sentenced to one year imprisonment without an option of fine for assault.

He was thereafter taken to Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, where he will serve his term.

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