Court jails labourer 2 months for theft

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A Grade 1 Area Court in Karmo, Abuja, on Thursday sentenced a 27-year-old labourer, Ajiya Solomon, to two months in prison for criminal trespass and theft.

The Area Court judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, sentenced Solomon and he pleaded guilty to a two-count charge and begged for leniency.

“Temper justice with mercy, times are hard; I am sorry for my crime,’’ Solomon said.

an option to pay N10,000 fine and warned him to desist from committing crimes.

Sadiq also ordered him to pay N25,000 to the nominal complainant.

The Prosecutor, Zannah Dalhatu, had told the court that Akpe Alice of Gwarimpa Village, Abuja, reported the matter at the Gwarimpa Police Station on Oct. 22.

Dalhatu said the complainant said that on Oct. 21, while she was in her shop with her sister, Mary Akpe, the convict criminally entered their shop and stole one Infinix mobile phone and a blackberry phone.

He also told the court that the phones were valued N59,000 and N25,000, respectively.

He said that during police investigation, Solomon confessed to committing the crime and that the Infinix phone was recovered but the blackberry was not recovered.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 384 and 288 of the Penal Code.

Source: Daily Trust

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