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Hungry Man Imprisoned For Stealing Bread & Groundnut Worth N750 In Benin

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Hungry Man Imprisoned For Stealing Bread & Groundnut Worth N750 In Benin

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July 23, 2017 – Hungry Man Imprisoned For Stealing Bread & Groundnut Worth N750 In Iyaro Benin A Day After His Release From Prison

On Friday, a Benin Magistrates Court remanded a 22-year-old man identified as Bright Idiye, in prison custody for allegedly stealing a loaf of bread and groundnut worth N750.

According to the charge, Idiye stole a loaf of bread worth N450 and groundnut worth N300 because he was broke and hungry.

The accused who was arraigned before Chief Magistrate I.N. Osayande pleaded guilty to the one count of stealing.

He was said to have committed the offence at Iyaro, Benin, on July 16, 2017 barely 24 hours after being released from prison.

The accused, who was remanded at Oko Medium Prison, was said to have been released from the same prison custody on July 15, 2017. Magistrate Osayande adjourned the case until July 24.



  1. Bose Adekola

    July 23, 2017 at 8:45 AM

    Why are they still adjourning the case? We need to have sections for petty, hungry thieves where they are made to go through different forms and stages of psychological evaluation. For crying out loud, the hungry man stumbled on bread and groundnut in the same domain! Have you had both before? Tasty and filling.
    Agreed, stealing should be discouraged in every way and prescribed punishment meted out immediately, but why are we adjourning this case ? I am not a legal person, but this case cannot hold a candle to the grand scale corruption most of our leaders, serving and retired, are guilty of.

  2. Danti

    July 23, 2017 at 11:18 AM

    It is unlawful to steal, as things stand in Nigeria now, the victim (the seller) maybe living on small profit from the business even feed four people with it. Things are tough, but don’t complicate others predicament to soothe yours; it is unlawful and it is a sin. If you are hungry, ask for immediate assistance somebody will certainly help!

  3. Nazirite

    July 23, 2017 at 12:07 PM

    I’m not surprise about the judgement… Our Leaders steal Billions of Naira/Dollars and goes free. Thus Law made by poor Masses Only in Nigeria. That’s the simple reason Nigeria wants to comes to an ends. God save Nigerians poor Masses.

  4. Endurance

    July 23, 2017 at 7:22 PM

    Our leaders stealing billions without any notable consequences or prosecution does not mean people who steal small amount of money or things in our society should not be punished. If we begin to set free those who steal little things citing the excuse of our politicians embezzlement of public fund, that means we are directly encouraging stealing in all ramification. Why should he go and steal again after been released from prison a day earlier? It means that criminal act of his has not left him. If exposed to a bigger opportunity,this guy in fact is ready to steal what will cost a lot of money even graduating to picking up arms in order to engage in deadly armed robbery attack. Thief is thief Whether you steal billions of naira or bread and groundnut. The weight of the judgement will only differ. Let’s always condemn what is bad no matter the level of the offence. Let the court use their good judgment in deciding his fate. OLE SI WA LOJUE. KOI TON LARA E.

  5. DB

    July 23, 2017 at 7:44 PM

    The consequences of the law are for the masses alone. If you must steal in Nigeria, make sure it is billions of Naira and you will be set free. If you steal peanuts, you will go to jail. ONLY IN NIGERIA!

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