Jobless man jailed for stealing company's properties

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An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Friday sentenced a 20-year-old unemployed man, Jiba Isaac, to nine months in prison for stealing cable wire and a drilling machine, valued N7 million.

The Magistrate, Mrs M. C Ayinde, sentenced Isaac to nine months in Kirikiri Correctional Center without an option of fine.

Ayinde said that it would serve as a deterrent to others.

The convict , who lives in Agege , Lagos was tried for stealing and he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp Segun Oke told the court that the offence was committed on April 17 at I. T. B Nigeria Limited, Jagal Close, Ikosi Ketu, Lagos.

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Oke said that the defendant jumped through the fence of the building and stole a drilling machine , 2 rolls of cable wire and 3 cutter tools, all valued N7 million.

The prosecutor said that the defendant was about to leave the premises when he was caught by the security guards.

The offence, according to the prosecutor, contravened section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.


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