Court sentences man to carry buckets of water for theft

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An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrate Court on Monday sentenced a 28-year-old man to “carry two buckets filled with water up and down a staircase 100 times” for stealing a cell phone valued at N6, 000. Chikwandu Alo was sentenced by Chief Magistrate B.O. Ope-Agbe after he admitted committing the offence. “I order that the convict should fill up two buckets with water and carry them up and down a stair case a 100 times,’’ she said. The prosecutor, Sgt. Jimah Iseghede, had told the court that the accused stole the cell phone from a van. “The complainant saw him and raised an alarm and the accused was apprehended,’’ he said The offence contravened Section 285 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

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