by Isi Esene
Amos Sijo, a 28-year-old man living in Abuja was on Thursday sentenced to three months imprisonment by a Gudu District Upper Area Court for stealing three bottles of Benylin cough syrup.
The judge however gave the accused and option of coughing out N3,000 or serve the prison sentence.
According to the police prosecutor, Christian Munonye, the offense was committed on September 26 at Judith Pharmacy Store at Apo in the nation’s federal capital city.
The case was said to have been reported at the Durumi Police Station by one Judith Ogedegbe.
Munonye said, “The accused went to Judith Pharmacy Store at Apo Sparkly Plaza, pretending to buy some drugs when he stole the drugs. They were valued at N1,950.
“The bottles of syrup were recovered from the accused during police investigation,” he stated.
The accused pleaded guilty to the charge of stealing begging the court to be lenient in its sentencing.
Sijo said, “I was sick. That was why I went to steal the medicines,” he said.
What do you think about the sentencing, is it harsh or apt?