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Man Jailed For Stealing Slippers, Belts


A 23-year old man identified as Maxwell Oronsaye has been jailed by an Oredo Magistrate Court for stealing slippers and belts worth N52,000.

The convict was accused of breaking and entering into a shop belonging to one Luma Amaka.

Police Prosecutor, Sergeant Thomas Ojo, informed the Court that the convict committed the offence on February 22, at Ugbor quarters in Benin City.

Maxwell pleaded guilty to the two-count charge filed against him.

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The offence contravened section 413, 390 of the Criminal code Cap 48 Vol. II laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable to Edo.

Presiding Magistrate, Mrs J.O. Ejale, convicted Maxwell to two years imprisonment with hard labour without an option of fine.

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