A 20-year-old man, Joseph Nanchang, was on Friday sentenced to three years imprisonment by an Evbouriaria Magistrates’ Court in Benin for stealing N300,000.
The Prosecutor, Sgt. Olatoye Oluwaseun, told the court that the convict with others now at large committed the crime on February 23 at 18, off Muritala Mohammed Way, Benin.
Oluwaseun said the convict stole the sum of N300, 000 belonging to one Mrs Victoria Owie.
The convict, of no fixed address, was charged on two counts of conspiracy and stealing.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 516 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Cap. 48, Vol. II, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976 as applicable in Edo.
Nanchang, however, pleaded not guilty to the first count of conspiracy, but accepted his guilt on the second count of theft.
The Magistrate, Mrs C.E. Oghuma, sentenced the convict three years imprisonment without an option of fine.
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