Court Sentences Man To Jail For Stealing A Handbag

Grade 1 Area Court, Karmo, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced one Abdullahi Inuwa, 27, to two months imprisonment for stealing a handbag.

Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, the presiding judge, however, gave him N10,000 option of the fine, as he admitted committing the crime.

Inuwa who resides at Jabi garage, Abuja, was convicted on two counts of joint act and theft.


Earlier, the prosecutor, Florence Auhioboh, had told the court that one Esther John of Wuru village, Abuja, reported the matter at the Utako Police Station, Abuja, on May 5.

Auhioboh said the complainant told the police that on the same date, at a bus stop, the convict and another person at large stole her handbag.
The handbag contained Infinix hot note phone, ATM card, pieces of jewelry and N6,000 cash.

He said that the convict confessed to the crime during the police investigation, and begged for mercy.

The prosecutor said that the offense was punishable under Sections 79 and 288 of the Penal Code.

(NAN)

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