An Evboriaria Magistrate Court sitting in Benin has sentenced one Unity Agbonifo to 18 months imprisonment for attempting to steal a black berry phone valued at N35,000.
The convict, aged 25, was said to have committed the crime on March 21, at No. 16, Sapele road in Benin City.
He was said to have damaged a PVC ceiling worth N17,000 while attempting to escape.
Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Olatoye Oluwaseun, informed the Court that the
offence contravened section 509 and 451 of the criminal code cap 48 vol. II laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo.
Presiding Magistrates, Mrs C.E Oghuma, sentenced Unity to one
year in count one or an option of N20,000 fine and jailed him for six months in count two with an option of N10,000 fine.
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