An Egor Magistrate Court in Edo State has sentenced a 22-year old man, Evans Ewansesehia, to one year imprisonment for stealing three gallons of groundnut oil.
Police prosecutor, Sergeant Sunday Lucky, informed the court that the convict committed the offense on November 17, 2015 at Idemudia Street, off Lagos Street in Egor local government.
Sergeant Lucky said Evans stole the three gallons of groundnut oil valued at N12, 800 belonging to one Mrs. Joy Adiodun
The prosecutor told the court that Ewansesehia escaped from lawful custody after he was arrested and detained at Ugbowo police station.
He further said the convict stole N12, 000 belonging to one Mrs. Victoria Imayehor on December 2, 2015 at Uwasota road.
Presiding magistrate, Mrs. Esohen Ighodan found him guilty of the charges of stealing and escape from lawful custody preferred against him.
She, however, gave an option N30, 000 fine on each for the two count charges.