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Man, 22 Bags One Year Jail Term for Stealing Phone

An Ogba Magistrate court at the weekend sentenced a 22-year-old man ,  Barnabas Solomon to one year imprisonment for stealing  an LG phone.

Solomon was tried on a two count charge of  conspiracy and stealing.
The prosecutor, Segeant Kenrich Nomayo  told the court that the accused committed the offence on November 6, 2018 at  Akinsanya street, Ojodu Berger Lagos. Nomayo added that the accused  did steal a LG phone to a tune of N75,000  property of Mr. Meg Charles.

According to him the offence  violated provision of Sections 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015. However, that Section 287 prescribes seven years imprisonment for stealing.

Solomon earlier pleaded guilty  to the offence charged against him by the police. The presiding Magistrate T.A Ojo thereafter sentenced him  to one year imprisonment.

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