An Evbuoriaria Magistrates’ Court in Benin, on Tuesday, sentenced a 68-year-old man, Abdullahi Ashiru, to three years imprisonment for car theft.
The Magistrate Mrs C. E Oghuma, who did not give the convict an option of fine, said the jail term was with hard labour.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Olatoye Oluwaseun, had told the court that the convict committed the crime on June 3, at No. 11, Idahosa Street, Benin.
Oluwaseun said the stolen Toyota Camry car with registration number BEN 263 JR, property of one Edward Idahosa, was worth N1.2 million.
The convict had however pleaded not guilty to the charge.