A 40-year-old man, James Okosun, has been sentenced to six months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a Nokia phone valued at N2,500 and some other amount of money belonging to one Saqir Sabiu.
He was said to have committed the offence with one Ali, male (now at large), whose surname was unknown, on August 10, at 51 Freetown Street, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The charges read: “That you James Okosun (M) and one Ali (M) surname unknown now at large, on August 10, at 51 Freetown Street, Port Harcourt in the Magisterial District did conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit: Stealing and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 516(A) of the criminal code laws of Rivers State of Nigeria 1999.
“That you James Okosun (M) on the same date and place in the aforementioned Magisterial District did steal one Nokia phone valued N2, 500 and some amount of money belonging to Saqir Sabiu (M) and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 390(9) of the criminal code, laws of Rivers State of Nigeria 1999.”
Also, the court ordered that the convict should be given 10 strokes of cane before he was taken to the prison.
It’s really a pity that we haven’t seen any of the thieves up there that steal billions of Naira every day in jail.