An Oredo Area Customary Court in Benin, Edo State, on Wednesday sentenced a 23 year-old- woman, Sarah Ighodaro, to one year’s imprisonment for damaging the door to a cell of Oba Market Police Division on June 4, 2012.
Ighodaro pleaded guilty to the offence, as contained in charge number ORACC/18c/2012.
The prosecution told the court that the accused was arrested at Oba Market while fighting with her ex-lover, Nosa Asemota (29), and later damaged the door to the cell where she was detained.
President of the court, John Akhime, however, gave the convict an option of N20, 000 fine.
Asemota, who was also arraigned for fighting in public, however pleaded not guilty. He was granted bail in the sum of N40, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
Also, a high court sitting in Benin has ordered investigation into missing exhibits in a conspiracy and murder case brought against six accused.
Justice Fatima Akinbami made the order when one of the accused was called to open his defence, but discovered that the statement given by the accused during investigations was missing.
As the accused could not proceed with his defence, Justice Akinbami adjourned the case and directed the office of Assistant Chief Registrar to ensure that the missing statement was recovered before the next hearing date.
The accused: Steve Dania, Adams Solomon, Eguavoen Godwin, Queen Bature, Oyalanua Oseni and Momoh Adamu-Ideawor were alleged to have murdered a retired army officer, Capt. Itsumafe Aliu, Sunday Aliu and Etsemouno Amimi on November10, 2004, at Iyukhu in Auchi, Etsako West Local Government Area.