The Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate’s Court in Lagos yesterday sentenced Femi James, a labourer, to nine months imprisonment for stealing a wheelbarrow worth N15, 000.
Chief Magistrate Olatunbosun Abolarinwa said James was sentenced to three months for conspiracy and six months for stealing.
“You are hereby sentenced to a total of nine months in prison and the sentence will run consecutively,’’ Abolarinwa said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that James, 21, pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing leveled against him.
Prosecuting Corporal Cyriacus Osuji had told the court that James stole the wheelbarrow on May 26, at at Oyingbo Bus-Stop.
He had said James stole and absconded with the wheelbarrow belonging to one Mr Augustine Chukwu.
He said Chukwu had chained the wheelbarrow to a pole from where the convict stole it.