Evbouriaria Magistrates’ Court in Benin City, on Thursday sentenced one Sylvester Livinus, 22, to four months imprisonment for stealing 10 catfish.
The Chief Magistrate, Mrs C.E. Oghuma, however, gave the convict N 5, 000 option of fine.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Olatoye Oluwaseun, told the court that the accused committed the offence on Sept. 18, at about 2:45p.m. at No. 1, Toronto St. Benin.
Oluwaseun said that the cat fish which belonged to one Noma Okunbor, was valued at N10, 000.
He said the offence contravened Section 309 (9) of the Criminal Code.