Wednesday, May 10, 2017 12:39 pm
A 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 fine, as he admitted committing the crime.
Inuwa who resides at Jabi garage, Abuja, was convicted on two-count charge 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 that the complainant told the police that on the same date, at a bus stop, the convict and other person at large stole her hand bag.
The handbag contained Infinix hot note phone, ATM card, jewelries and N6, 000 cash.
He said that the convict confessed to the crime during police investigation, and begged for mercy.
The prosecutor said that the offence was punishable under Sections 79 and 288 of the Penal Code.