In Edo Court jails man 18 months for stealing electrical fuse

The Magistrate sentenced the 33-year-old after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of stealing.

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An Evbouriaria Magistrates’ Court in Benin on Thursday sentenced a 33-year-old man, Ibrahim Samuel, to 18 months imprisonment for stealing six electrical fuse and five lengths of Copper wires.

The Magistrate, Mrs C.E Oghuma, sentenced Samuel after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of stealing.

Oghuma gave the convict an option to pay N30,000 as fine in lieu of the term in prison.

The Prosecutor, Insp. Olatoye Oluwaseun, had told the court that the convict committed the offence on Oct. 23, at Isiuwa Str., Off Upper Sakponba, Benin.

Oluwaseun said the property belonged to the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).

He said the offence contravened Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Edo State.

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