Tenant Jailed for Tearing Co-Tenant’s Shirt

A Benin Magistrates Court has sentenced one Omoruyi Paul to 18 months imprisonment for threatening a co-tenant, Okoro Nosa, with a cutlass, as well as tearing his native shirt.

The Accused was arraigned on December 29, 2021, on a three count-charge.

The Prosecutor, Kpilibor Iralatei, told the court that the accused on December 14, 2021, at No 3, Okoro Street, threatened to cut Nosa with a cutlass, and unlawfully seized his medical glasses valued at N25,000.

He further told the court that the convict also on December 28, 2021, maliciously tore a native shirt belonging to Nosa valued at N7,000.

Magistrate J. Ogbeide held that the prosecution was able to prove the case beyond reasonable.

He, therefore, sentenced the convict to six months in a correctional centre on count one and one year on count three.

The Magistrate, however, gave the convict an option of N20,000 fine on count one and N30,000 fine on count three.

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