Abuja – A Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced two men — Ali Idris and Shamsu Ibrahim — to one month imprisonment each for stealing a generator tank.
The convict, who both resides at Jabi Motor Park, Abuja, had pleaded guilty to the charge.
The Judge, Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq, said the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others.
Sadiq, however, gave them an option of N5, 000 fine each.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp. Simon Ibrahim, told the court that a police patrol team from Utako Police Station, Abuja, arrested and brought the accused to the station on July 20 for stealing the generator tank.
He said the accused pleaded for leniency, attributing the theft to the Devil.
“They promised to be of good behaviour if released.’
The offence contravened Sections 288 of the Penal Code. (NAN)