A Magistrates’ Court in Evbouriaria , Benin City, on Thursday sentenced a man, Sylvester Livinus, 22, to four months imprisonment for stealing 10 cat fish.
The Chief Magistrate, C.E. Oghuma, however, gave the convict N 5, 000 option of fine.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Olatoye Oluwaseun, told the court that the accused committed the offence on September 18, at about 2:45p.m. at No. 1, Toronto St. Benin.
Mr. Oluwaseun said the cat fish which belonged to Noma Okunbor, was valued at N10, 000.
He said the offence contravened Section 309 (9) of the Criminal Code. (NAN)