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Wheelbarrow thief bags nine-month jail

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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.

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