Saturday, 20 May 2017

Bus driver is jail for two years for stealing N296,000 property


Osaro Ayewah
 An Oredo Magistrate’s Court in Benin, Edo State, has sentenced a 23-year-old bus driver to two y
ears imprisonment for stealing property worth N296,000.

The driver, identified as one Osaro Ayewah, was however, given an option of fine of N10,000 for each of the two count-charges on break-in and entry and stealing.

 The sentence is also expected to run concurrently.

Ayewah had on May 9, 2017 been arraigned before Chief Magistrate Isi Iyoha, for stealing the valuable property belonging to the son of the State Comptroller of Prisons, Osagie Osayande.

The police prosecutor, Ojo Thomas, had said that the offence was committed at about 10am on May 5, 2017, when he broke into Osayande’s residence located on Ogumweuyi Street, within Aruogba community.

Thomas had said that the offences were punishable under Section 411(2) and 390(9) of the Criminal Code Cap 48, Vol. II, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, as applicable in Edo.

Ayewah had also pleaded guilty when the charges were read to him.


The bus driver was said to have forced his way into the apartment through one of the windows, after scaling through the perimeter fence when his victims were away on a social engagement.

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