Man bags jailed seven years for
by Osagie Otabor, Benin, July 19, 2016 at
12:00 pm in News Update
A 42-year- old man, Charles Hamilton, has
been sentenced to seven- year imprisonment
for defrauding a company of N485,000.
Hamilton was jailed by an Evboriaria
Magistrates Court after he was arraigned on a
three-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Police prosecutor, Aigbedion Obarkpalor, told
the court that the accused with others at
large, committed the crime between
December 2013 and April 2014, at Zeenab
Foods Limited, KM 8, Benin-Sapele Road,
Obarkpalor informed the court that the convict
who worked as a manager with the said
company unlawfully converted N485,000
meant for the purchase of production
materials to his personal use.
He said the offences contravened Section
516, 390 (7) and (9) and 390 (6) and (9) of
the Criminal Code Cap 48 Vol. II Laws of
defunct Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as
applicable in Edo.
Presiding Chief Magistrate, Mr. F.O. Idiake,
sentenced the accused to seven- year
imprisonment or an option of N300,000 fine.