A 22-year-old man identified as Sylvester Linus, has been sentenced to four months imprisonment by an Evbouriaria Magistrates’ Court in Benin City, Edo State, for allegedly stealing 10 catfish.
The sentence was handed down on the convict by the Chief Magistrate, Mrs. C.E. Oghuma , after she found him guilty of the offense.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the police prosecutor, Inspector Olatoye Oluwaseun, had told the court earlier that the suspect committed the offense on September 18, 2016, around 2:45pm at No. 1, Toronto Street, Benin.
Oluwaseun said that the catfish which belonged to one Noma Okunbor, was worth N10, 000, adding that the offense contravened Section 309 (9) of the Criminal Code.