Labourer Bags Three Months Imprisonment
Dan Azumi Amadu, a 24 year old labourer, has been sentenced to three months imprisonment for stealing a gate by a Kuje Magistrates’ Court in Abuja, on Tuesday.
Asmau Akanbi, the judge, revealed in the court, that there was no option than to sentence the accused who had admitted to committing the offence.
The judge said that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to those with similar intentions, adding that cases of theft were becoming rampant in the area.
Sgt. Orgens Oliver, the prosecutor, had earlier told the court that the incident was reported by the complainant, Sardauna Aliyu of Sundaba area, at Kuje Police Station on May 5.
Oliver said on the same date the case was filed, the accused came to the complainant’s building site and stole a gate.
He added that the convict was later arrested at Tipper Garage while trying to sell the gate. The gate was recovered there.
The prosecutor said that the offence violated Sections 348 and 287 of the Penal Code.