Magistrate Adijat Oloyade of the Osun State Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Osogbo , on Thursday , convicted the pastor of a Cherubim and Seraphim Church located on the Baruwa Estate , Osogbo , Solomon Opaalade , for stealing a goat and turkeys .
Opaalade , who was arraigned on five counts bordering on stealing, was sentenced to 18 months ’ imprisonment for three of the counts .
When he was arraigned on July 15, 2019 , Opaalade was accused of stealing nine turkeys and a goat sometimes in March , 2017 .
In the course of the trial , the prosecution team led by Adekunle Adeniyi from the state Ministry of Justice , told the court that Opaalade stole nine turkeys and a goat belonging to Oluwasegun Hammeed .
The prosecutor called five witnesses and presented two turkeys and charms recovered from Opaalade as well as a statement written by the defendant.
Oloyade , in her judgment , found the defendant guilty of three of the five counts .
Oloyade subsequently sentenced the cleric to 18 months ’ imprisonment on each of the three counts , or an option of paying N 10, 000 fine for each of the counts .
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