Confusion in court as complainant breaks down in tears, pleads on behalf of defendant

In a heart-rending scene at the Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, James Bassey, the complainant in a theft case, broke down in tears as he pleaded for leniency on behalf of the defendant, Puis Savoir.

The drycleaner had been sentenced to one month in prison for stealing a pressing iron and N20,000.

The presiding Chief Magistrate, Patrick Adekomaiya, delivered the conviction after Savoir pleaded guilty and the facts of the case were presented by the prosecutor, Ikem Uko.