By Gabriel Enogholase
BENIN—A 24-year-old man, John Kaduna, has been sentenced to a one year jail term for robbing his boss, Mr. Nosa Orhue.
John, who worked as a security guard, was accused of stealing N65,000 and other items worth N150,000.
The items included an I-pad phone worth N128,000; a Nokia Torch Light phone, N4,500; a wristwatch valued at N1,500; a bag worth N4,500 and six clothes valued at N12,000.
The convict, who pleaded guilty to the two-count charge preferred against him, was said to have committed the offence in February at 11, Orhue Crescent, Evbuodia quarters in Benin, the Edo State capital.
Presiding Magistrate F. E. Akhere sentenced him to one year imprisonment or an option of N30,000 fine.
Two other persons, Amos Daniel and Peter Godwin, who were arraigned with John Kaduna, were sentenced to six months imprisonment each or an option of N10,000 fine.
Amos and Peter were found guilty of unlawful procurement of items stolen by John.
They pleaded guilty to the one count charge preferred against them and begged the court for leniency, saying they were unaware that the items were stolen.
The magistrate directed that the recovered items be returned to the lawful owner 30 days after the judgment.