Man bags 15 years imprisonment for stealing electronics in Benin

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One Osamede Okhomina has been sentenced to a 15-years imprisonment by an Evboriaria Magistrates’ Court for breaking into homes and stealing household items.


The convict was said to have committed the offence on January 18, last year, at Israel Lawani Street, off Country Home Road, Benin, the Edo State capital.
He reportedly broke into the homes of Osuagwu Sonia and Janet Kayode, and stole a television set, shoes, laptops, belts, perfume, sunglasses and N50,000 cash.
Osamede was arraigned on five-count charges bordering on stealing, conspiracy, break-in as well as entry and unlawful possession of firearms.
He pleaded not guilty to all the charges and did not call any witnesses during trial.
Police Prosecutor, Inspector Olatoye Oluwaseun, called Sergeant Oyenma Sunday, who testified that Osamede committed the offences.

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Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. C. E. Oghuma, found the accused guilty of four of the five charges.
She sentenced Osamede to two years imprisonment on Count One; six years on Count Two; four years on Count Four and three years on Count Five.
All the sentences were without options of fine.

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