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Two Get 6-Year Jail Term For Stealing Nokia Battery, Others

Posted by on September 20, 2016.


A Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo State, has sentenced a 19-year old man, Happy Okotie, to six years’ imprisonment for stealing Nokia battery and other gadgets.

Also sentenced with Okotie is Kingsley Ebose, 25, who was also jailed for six years without an option of fine.

According to the police prosecutor, Mr. Patrick Agbonifo, the offence was committed on August 25, 2016, in New Benin, in the Oredo Local Government Area of the state.

Agbonifo said that they broke into a store belonging to one Tessy Okpebiye at night and stole some items.


He listed the stolen items to include one Nokia battery, two Samsung Galaxy phones, one laptop and a cash sum of N17,000.

Agbonifo said that the stolen items were worth N235,000, adding that the offence contravened sections 516 and 411 of the Criminal Code, Cap , Vol. II, Law of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, as applicable in Edo State.

Magistrate, Mrs. RacheaI Ogbevoen, subsequently found them guilty on the two counts of burglary.

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  1. When d government officials are stealing billions,little punishment are meted out to those people,but whn it comes to poor citizens..they give out harsh punishment as their verdict…Oshi!!!

    by Courage on Sep 20, 2016 at 1:42 pm

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