Suspect Of Theft Gets Option Of Five Thousand Naira Fine
A 34 year old man, Elvis Anthony, has been sentenced to five months imprison by a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, for stealing his fiancee’s money and cell phone.
Inuwa Maiwada, the Judge, however, gave the convict an option of N5, 000 fine, the suspect who is resident in Aso Pada, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, was convicted on a charge of theft.
The convict had admitted committing the offence and urged the court to temper justice with mercy and also revealed that the complainant was his fiancée.
Ifeoma Ukahga, the Prosecutor, had earlier told the court that one Ene Ugah, of Nyanya Abuja, reported the matter at the Utako Police Station, Abuja, on Feb. 20.
She said Anthony deceived the complainant by taking her shopping at K City Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja, Ukahga said while the complainant was shopping, the convict stole her N240,000 cash and one Infinix Hot Phone valued at N45, 000.
The prosecutor said the convict absconded since that day till when he was arrested on May 20. She said during police investigation, he confessed to the crime and begged for forgiveness.
The offence contravened the provision of Section 288 of the Penal Code.