An Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Edo State on Wednesday sentenced a teenager, Shegun Olamide, to 12 months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a N5,000 cell phone.
The Magistrate, P.E Foy-Yamah, sentenced Olamide, 18, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of theft and begged the court for mercy.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Ada Johnbull, told the court that the accused committed the offence on October 21 at about 4pm in Benin City.
Johnbull said the accused stole the N5,000 handset from one Amen Kingsley.
He said the offence contravened Section 390 of the Criminal Code.