A Zuba Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday sentenced a trader, Mutari Bala, to six months imprisonment, for stealing a gas cylinder.
Bala, of Orange Market Mararba, Nasarawa State, pleaded guilty to criminal trespass and theft and begged for leniency.
The Judge, Gambo Garba, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N20,000, and warned him to desist from committing crime in the future.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Chinedu Ogada, told the court that the complainant, Shittu Osigwa of Kubwa Abuja, with the help of the police, arrested the convict on March 11.
Ogada said the convict criminally trespassed into the complainant’s compound at Christmas Street Kubwa Abuja and dishonestly stole away his cooking gas cylinder valued N14,500.
He said the complainant raised an alarm and the convict was caught.
Ogada stated that during police interrogation and investigation, the convict confessed to the crime and the cooking gas cylinder was recovered from him
The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 342 and 287 of the Penal Code.
You may be interested
I’m not a gunea pig; I won’t take COVID-19 vaccine – OyedepoWebby - April 18, 2021
The overseer of the Living Faith Church Worldwide aka Winners’ Chapel, David Oyedepo, has said he won’t take COVID-19 vaccine…
Nigerian police officer caught on camera demanding bribe from a SpaniardWebby - April 18, 2021
A yet to be identified police officer has been caught on camera demanding bribe on highway from a man who…
Pastor Adeboye visits Fayemi, says prayers will help end banditryWebby - April 18, 2021
The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has reiterated his belief in the power…