An Egor Magistrate Court in Edo State has handed a two-year jail term to a 22-year old man, Evans Ewansesehia for stealing three gallons of groundnut oil.
Police prosecutor, Sergeant Sunday Lucky, told the court that the convict committed the offence on November 17, 2015 at Idemudia Street, off Lagos Street in Egor local government of the state.
Sergeant Lucky said Evans stole the three gallons of groundnut oil valued at N12, 800 belonging to Mrs. Joy Adiodun
According to him, the convict also stole N12, 000 belonging to one Mrs. Victoria Imayehor on December 2, 2015 at Uwasota road.
Presiding magistrate of Egor Magistrate Court, Mrs Esohen Ighodan found Evans guilty of the charges of stealing and escape from lawful custody preferred against him.
She, however, gave an option N30, 000 fine on each of the two count charges.