Man to spend 2 years behind bars for stealing tin tomatoes in Edo State

Reports making the rounds in Edo State have it that a 32-year old man identified as Austine Ibe was Friday jailed for two years after he was found guilty of stealing 75 cartons of tin tomatoes valued at N315,600 (about $877).
Presiding Magistrate of the court sitting in Oredo, F.E Akhere, handing down the verdict said the prosecuting Counsel, Patrick Agbonifo was able to prove beyond reasonable doubts that the convict was guilty of the charges preferred against him.
Ibe, who was sentenced without an option of fine,  was said to have committed the offence on October 14, 2017, at No. 4 Butcher Street, off Forestry Road, Benin City, Edo State.
The items were stored in a warehouse belonging to one Paul Okafor. Ibe was arraigned on a two-count charge of stealing and break-in and entry, The Nation reported.
Agbonifo, had earlier informed the court that the offences were punishable under sections 414(1) and 390(9) of the Criminal Code 48 Vol II Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976 now applicable in Edo State.
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