A 33-year-old man, Ibrahim Samuel, has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment for stealing six electrical fuse and five lengths of Copper wires by an Evbouriaria Magistrates’ Court in Benin on Thursday.
Mrs C.E Oghuma, the magistrate, sentenced him after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of stealing.
The magistrate gave the convict an option to pay N30,000 as fine in lieu of the term in prison.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Olatoye Oluwaseun had told the court that the convict committed the offence on Oct. 23, at Isiuwa Str., Off Upper Sakponba, Benin.
Oluwaseun said the property belonged to the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC).
He said the offence contravened Section 390 (9) of the Criminal Code, Laws of Edo State.