Olamilekan Folaweowo, a 23-year old man has been arrested and charged to Court for stealing fried meat in a popular hotel, Aso Rock Hotel, Ikotun area of Lagos.
NESCO MEDIA gathered that the suspect, Folaweowo, was employed as the staff of the hotel located at Abaranje Road, Ikotun area of Lagos.
He was said to have gone to a deep freezer in the hotel’s kitchen area, picked some pieces of already fried and ate saying he wanted to taste if they were fried properly or not.
During this process of meat tasting , the owner of the hotel who is also a politician saw him and asked why he was eating the meat meant for customers. He replied that he only tasted to ascertain if they were fried properly.
He was thereafter apprehended and immediately handed over to the Police at Ikotun Division for stealing the meat meant for the hotel customers.
We gathered that the management gave the estimate of the meat that got missing in the hotel and told the Police that he ate fried meat worth N5,000 belonging to the hotel.
We Learnt that both the Police and the family of the suspect pleaded with the owner of the hotel for forgiveness but he refused insisting that the law must take its course to serve as deterrent to other workers in the hotel.
Thereafter, he was charged before the Ejigbo Magistrate Court for stealing and he pleaded guilty while explaining what happened to the Court.
The prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor, then asked the Court to sentence him accordingly since he did not waste the time of the Court by pleading guilty to the charge.
Consequently, the Presiding Magistrate, Mr. T.O. Shomade, found him guilty as charged and sentenced him to community service by sweeping the Court premises.
NESCO MEDIA gathered that the decision to arrest and jail Folaweowo has put fear in the other workers, who believe similar fate awaits them any time they indulge in such.