In Edo Man bags 4 months imprisonment for stealing 10 cat fish

The 22-year-old convict was also given a N5,000 option of fine.

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An Evbouriaria Magistrates’ Court, Benin City, on Thursday sentenced one Sylvester Livinus, 22, to four months imprisonment for stealing 10 cat fish.

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs C.E. Oghuma, however, gave the convict N5,000 option of fine.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Olatoye Oluwaseun, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 18, at about 2:45p.m. at No. 1, Toronto St. Benin.

Oluwaseun said that the cat fish which belonged to one Noma Okunbor, was valued at  N10, 000.

He said the offence contravened Section 309 (9) of the Criminal Code. 

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