An Egor Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday in Benin, sentenced 54-year-old Ezeoba to four years in prison for burglary and stealing. The Chief Magistrate, Mr W. Aziegbemhin, gave the ruling after Oba pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of burglary and stealing.
Aziegbemhin sentenced the convict to three years and one year in jail for counts one and two respectively with no option of fine. He ruled that the jail term would run concurrently.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, C.S.O Nnamdi had told the court that the convict committed the offence on Nov. 17 at No. 5, Emma Avenue, Benin.
Nnamdi said that Oba unlawfully broke into the house of Jennifer Bazuaye and stole three Samsung phones valued at N60,000 and N20,000 cash. The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 411 (i) and 390 (9) of the Criminal Code.