Jobless Man Sentenced To One Year In Jail Over N10,000

An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, has sentenced an unemployed man, Oluwafemi Daisi, to one year imprisonment for stealing N10,000 from a Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) officer.

Magistrate A. T. Omoyele gave the verdict following Daisi’s plea of guilt to a two-count charge of conspiracy and stealing.

The Magistrate sentenced 35yrs old Daisi without an option of fine.

The convict was arraigned on April 5 alongside one Tijani Yussuf, 33, who pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge.

Prosecuting Sergeant Cyriacus Osuji said the duo and others at large committed the offence on April 3, at about 10:00pm at the Adeniji Adele area of Lagos.

Osuji said they stole N10,000 from the complainant, Peter Obauwama of Nigeria Prison Service, Alagbon, Ikoyi Lagos.

He said Obauwama’s car broke down on the road and the defendant and his accomplices came and pretended to help but searched his car and stole the said money.

The offence, the prosecutor added, contravened Sections 287 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.


  1. Grace boniface12 April, 2017 11:18

    See trouble.

  2. Smh but poor man don suffer ooo big looters are being released always but poor will be punish anyhow. If you have no mother don't sustain back injury

  3. Pls whenever you are out look for job

  4. Why d big looters walk d street freely. Nonsense.

  5. Hmm this is Nigeria, why nau Mr Magistrate one year is too much, or is it because he has noting to share with you?. Big looters are going free but for a thief who steel cheeking change can go to prison. God help Nigeria out this mess

  6. Hope people that steal big money will be given this kind of punishment

  7. Oladimeji Seun12 April, 2017 15:12

    Hmm, Funny country call Nigeria.those that stole Millions and Billions are there moving around freely.

  8. good for them,but politicians should this kind of judgement too

  9. Nigeria! People who stole millions are living freely but bcos of 10000 a jobless man is being intimidated


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