• Man, 22, jailed 1 year for stealing woman’s handbag in a church

    Man, 22, jailed 1 year for stealing woman’s handbag in a church

    An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Friday handed a 12 months jail term to a 22-year-old unemployed man, Innocent Ali, for stealing a woman’s handbag in a church.

    Mrs Taiwo Akanni, the Chief Magistrate, who sentenced the accused without any option of fine, said the punishment “will serve as a deterrent to others.”

    The accused was first arraigned on July 20, 2015, on a one-count charge of stealing.

    The convict, whose address is unknown, pleaded guilty the day he was arraigned and had […]