Magistrate Ivie Akere of an Oredo Magistrate Court in Edo State has sentenced an 18-year-old boy, Chetamu Ominyi, to five months imprisonment for assaulting and stealing a cell phone belonging to a policeman, Danguma Abdul.

The convict was served a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and assault.

It was earlier gathered that Ominyi and his gang attacked Abdul while he was heading towards an eatery for lunch.

The convict was said to have committed the offence on September 18, 2019 at Adesuwa Junction, off Mission Road, Benin City.

The convict pleaded not guilty to all the charges served against him.

Magistrate Akere did not listen to the accused plea on all three charges, sentencing Ominyi to five months imprisonment or an option of N50, 000 fine.

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