A Magistrates’ Court in Evbouriaria in Benin City, Edo state has sentenced a 22-year-old man Sylvester Livinus to four months in prison for stealing 10 catfishes.
Sylvester was arrested for stealing 10 of this
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Chief Magistrate C.E. Oghuma also gave the convict N 5, 000 option of fine.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Olatoye Oluwaseun, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 18, at about 2:45p.m. at No. 1, Toronto St. Benin.
Oluwaseun said the catfishes belonged to Noma Okunbor and were valued at N10, 000.
He said the offence contravened Section 309 (9) of the Criminal Code.