An Oredo Magistrate Court in Benin, Edo State has sentenced one Etim Godwin, 37, to three years imprisonment for stealing cable wire valued at N1.5 million.
The Presiding Chief Magistrate, Evelyn Edokpayi, convicted Godwin without an option of fine in his judgement on Friday.
The police Prosecutor, ASP Violet Soyemi, said that the convict pleaded guilty after listening to the plea of one count charge of stealing.
She told the court that Godwin of 20, Ikpoba Slope, Benin on February 10, 2022 at Ihama Road, GRA, Benin in Oredo Magisterial District stole the cable wires.
Soyemi said that the property belong to one Osayamen Airhunmwande of 64, Egbiayubini Crescent, GRA, Benin.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened section 390 of the Criminal Code.