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Man, 20, bags 3-year jail term for stealing N300,000


Benin –  A 20-year old man, Joseph Nanchang, was on Friday sentenced to three years imprisonment by an Evbouriaria Magistrates’ Court in Benin for stealing N300,000.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Olatoye Oluwaseun, told the court that the convict with others now at large committed the crime on Feb. 23 at No. 18 off Muritala Mohammed Way, Benin.

Oluwaseun said that convict stole the sum of N300, 000 belonging to one Mrs Victoria Owie.

The convict, of no fixed address, was charged on a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 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.

Nanchang, however, pleaded not guilty to the first count charge of conspiracy, but accepted his guilt on the second count charge of stealing.

The Magistrate, Mrs C.E. Oghuma, sentenced the convict to a three years imprisonment without option of fine. (NAN)

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