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Fair Reward Driver gets 4 months sentence for stealing BRT bus battery

The Magistrate, Mrs K.A. Ariyo, sentenced the accused after the prosecutor had reviewed the facts of the case.

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An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Thursday sentenced a driver, Tochukwu Uzoamaka, to four months imprisonment for stealing the battery of a BRT bus.

Uzoamaka, 27, who was arraigned on Jan. 24, had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The Magistrate, Mrs K.A. Ariyo, sentenced the accused after the prosecutor had reviewed the facts of the case.

Ariyo sentenced the convict to two months imprisonment on each of the counts and held that they should run concurrently.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Hafsat Ajibode, had told the court that the accused conspired with some others still at large on Jan 21, at about 2.00 a.m., to commit the offence.

He said that the accused stole the battery of the BRT bus from where the vehicle was parked at Iponri Bus Stop, Lagos, but was apprehended by the security guard on duty.

The offences contravened Sections 404 and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos state, 2011.

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