Court jails man for attempting to steal car

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Igbaugba Ehigimetor

Benin – An Oredo Magistrates’ Court sitting in Benin, Monday, sentenced one Victor Okeke six months imprisonment for using a spare key to open one Toyota Camry car, with the intention to steal it.

The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that the judge, Mrs Ivie Akere, did give Okeke an option fine.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Patrick Agbonifo, had told the court that the convict committed the offence Nov. 15 at Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin.

He said that the offence was punishable under Section 390 (4) the Criminal Code, Cap 48, Vol II, Laws of the defunct Bendel State, now applicable Edo state.

NAN reports that the convict had pleaded guilty the charge preferred against him.