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NIGERIA: Man jailed for nine months over malicious damage

CourtMAGISTRATE court sitting in Oleh, Delta State has sentenced one Chief Alex Omuh to nine months imprisonment with hard labour with an option of fine of N30, 000 for a two count charge of misdemeanor and malicious damage.

Omuh and others now at large in the Charge No MCO/360/2011 were accused of damaging a block wall valued at N500, 000 on 22nd January, 2011 at Okieke Lane off Old Olomoro Road.

Chief Magistrate of the Oleh Magisterial District, Mr. O Aforkeya, while delivering his judgment said the court found the accused guilty of conspiracy to commit a misdemeanor punishable under Section 517 of the Criminal Code.

“In the final analysis, I hold that the prosecution has proved the two-count charge of conspiracy and malicious damage against the accused beyond reasonable doubt and I convict him accordingly,” he said.

According to Aforkeya, “in count I, the accused is sentenced to a fine of N10, 000 (Ten thousand Naira) and in default thereof, he is sentenced to 3 (three) months imprisonment with hard labour.

“In count II, the accused is sentenced to a fine of N20, 000 (Twenty thousand Naira) and in default thereof, the accused person is sentenced to 6 (six months) imprisonment”.

The prison terms are to run concurrently while the sentences of fine are cumulative.”

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