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|Ex-convict Bags One-year Jail Term For Stealing N4,800 by free2ryhme: 6:06pm On Mar 08, 2012|
An Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sentenced a 40-year-old man to one year imprisonment for stealing a shirt and four pieces hair attachment worth N4,800.
The accused, Emmanuel Chinedu, had pleaded guilty to a three-count-charge bearing on felony and stealing.
The Magistrate, O.O. Olatunji, in handing down the sentence, gave him no option of fine, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.
The prosecutor, Paul Ojogo, had told the court that the accused, at about 3a.m on March 2, broke into the store of Chukwuma Ezenwa to steal a shirt and the attachments.
Ojogo said the accused committed the offence at Iddo, a Lagos suburb.
He said the accused,who had no occupation and was of no fixed address, was released from prison five months ago.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened 285 and 307 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Lagos State, 2011.
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