Teenager bags 8 months imprisonment for stealing

The convict, a bricklayer, who resides behind Primus Hospital Karu site, Abuja, was convicted on a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft.

The Senior Magistrate, Emmanuel Iyanna, however, gave the convict an option of N5, 000 fine.

Iyanna advised the convict to desist from committing crimes, saying that the sentence would, however, serve as a deterrent to others.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that he had earlier pleaded guilty to the charge.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Helen Ashsimad, one Shehu  Dalhatu, attached to Directorate Of Road Traffic Services, Mabushi, reported the matter on August 25 at the Karu Police Station.

Ashsimad said the convict had on that same date conspired with one Ibrahim Ali and trespassed into the complaint’s apartment to steal N750, 000 cash, some shirts, trousers and other valuables; all valued at N1,100,000.

“During police investigation, four of the stolen shirts were recovered from the convict.

“He also admitted to have stolen all the items from the complainant and that he used the stolen cash to purchase some shirts, pairs of trousers and shorts, pairs of shoes and a phone.

“Some of these items were recovered from him, but efforts to recover other stolen items proved abortive,” said the prosecutor.

The prosecutor said  the offences were punishable under Sections 79, 348, and 278 of the Penal Code.

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