Victor Oladipo, 18, of Arne Court, Laindon, was due to attend a five-day trial for raiding the home of an elderly couple in Timberlog Lane, Basildon.
He was charged with aggravated burglary alongside Sean Byrne, 30, of no fixed address, and Joe Haide 29, of Lincoln Road, Basildon.
However Oladipo and Haide admitted the lesser charge of burglary on Monday and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) offered no evidence in the case against Byrne, meaning he was free to leave court.Still, having admitted a lesser charge, you'll get a lesser sentence, right?
Oladipo had been bailed to his girlfriend’s home in the lead up to the trial, but after Recorder Pounder told the men they would face a prison sentence, his bail was revoked and he was remanded into custody.
On hearing this, Oladipo began begging the judge to change his mind.Heh! *opens popcorn*
After sobbing in the dock, he stood up and screamed: “It’s not fair.
“I don’t understand.
“I need to see my family. Please your honour.
“I can’t go back there. I need to see my family. What am I supposed to do? It’s not fair.”Awwww, dry those tears, little thug! You haven't been sentenced yet! There's still time for your solicitor to concoct a sob story:
Oladipo and Haide will appear at Basildon Crown Court to be sentenced on April 11.Of course, you have to survive remand first:
Normally, I'd be suggesting that if the state imprisons you, they have a duty of care. But an aggravated burglary of pensioners? I hope April 11th feels like a long, long time coming....