A man 25-year-old man, Chuks Moses, was on Monday February 17, docked in an Oredo Magistrates’ Court, Benin City, for allegedly damaging security electric wire valued N250,000.
Moses is being tried for attempting to commit felony and malicious damage.
The defendant, however, pleaded guilty for attempting to commit felony but not guilty of maliciously damaging security electric wire.
The Prosecution Counsel, ASP Patrick Agbonifo, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on February 11, 2020, at No 148 Building Materials shop, Lagos street, Oredo Magisterial District in Benin.
Agbonifo alleged that the defendant had on the said date, stolen travelling bags from travellers at Edegbe motor park, adding that an attempt to escape from mobs, the defendant jumped from one fence to another.
He added that the defendant damaged the security electric wire of Mr. Chukwudi Ekwvieme.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened the provisions of sections 509 and 451(6)(c)of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable in Edo.
The Magistrate, Ivie Akere, adjourned the pronouncement of jail sentence of count one till February 18 for hearing.