The accused was sentenced after pleading guilty to the charge of theft even after he begged the court for mercy. A magistrate court has sentenced a teenager, Shegun Olamide, to one-year imprisonment. The handset was stolen from one Amen Kingsley adding that the offence contravened the criminal code.
A magistrate court in Benin, Edo state, has sentenced 18-year-old Shegun Olamide, to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a N5,000 cell phone, Vanguard reports. The magistrate, Mrs P.E Foy-Yamah, sentenced the accused after pleading guilty to the charge of theft even after he begged the court for mercy.
The prosecutor, Inspector Ada Johnbull told the court that the teenager committed the offence on Friday, October 21 at about 4:00pm in Benin city. He said the handset was stolen from one Amen Kingsley adding that the offence contravened Section 390 of the criminal code.
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