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Man jailed two years for stealing tin tomatoes in Edo State

According to reports reaching, A 32-year old man identified as Austine Ibe has been sentenced to two-year imprisonment by an Oreo Magistrate Court for stealing 75 cartons of tin tomatoes valued at N315,600.

Ibe was said to have committed the offence on October 14, 2017, at No. 4 Butcher Street, off Forestry Road, Benin City, Edo State.

The items were stored in a warehouse belonging to one Paul Okafor. Ibe was arraigned on a two-count charge of stealing and break-in and entry, The Nation reported.

He was found guilty on guilty on both charges by the presiding Magistrate, F.E Akhere.

Prosecuting Council, Patrick Agbonifo, had earlier informed the court that the offences were punishable under sections 414(1) and 390(9) of the Criminal Code 48 Vol II Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976 now applicable in Edo State. 

Magistrate Akhere sentenced the accused to two years imprisonment without an option of fine.

In another development that was reported earlier, A -19 -year -old man, Ogunlusi Abass, was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment by an Osogbo Magistrates’ court in Osun State for stealing dry fish and seven pieces of noodles, with a tin of three crown milk.

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