An Evbouriaria Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo State, has sentenced one Joseph Nanchang, to three years imprisonment for stealing the sum of N300,000.
The presiding magistrate Mrs. C. E. Oghuma, sentenced the convict to a three -year jail terms on Friday with no option of fine.
Nanchang had been arraigned on two counts on conspiracy and stealing, to which he had pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Olatoye Oluwaseun, had told the court that the 20-year-old convict, along with others now at large, committed the crime on February 23, 2016.
Oluwaseun had explained that the convict stole the said amount from one Mrs. Victoria Owie at 18, Muritala Mohammed Way in Benin.
According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened Section 516 and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code Cap. 48, Vol. II, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria,1976, as applicable in Edo.