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Man jailed for 3 years over Cup tickets

18/06/2010 05:43:43 AM Comments (0)

A Nigerian man has been sentenced to three years' prison by a World Cup-dedicated court in South Africa for unlawful possession of 30 match tickets.

Police say Kunle Benjamin was sentenced on Wednesday after he "could not give a satisfactory explanation" why he had the tickets in his possession.

Benjamin was stopped in his car when police noticed him driving "erratically".

Police said in a statement Thursday that a magistrate at the World Cup court convicted Benjamin of possessing stolen property.

He was given three years in jail without the option of a fine.

Police say FIFA discovered the tickets had been bought by two men on the internet, but their addresses could not be verified.

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