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Herdsman bags 2 months imprisonment for motorcycle theft


Abuja   –   A Lugbe Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Thursday sentenced a herdsman, Bello Adamu, to two months imprisonment for stealing Motorcycle

Adamu, 18, a resident of Giri Village, Abuja, was sentenced after he pleaded to a two count charge of criminal trespass and theft

The Judge, Mr Garba Ogbede, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N 2,000 for each offence.

Ogbede warned the convictt to be of good behaviour and desist from crimes, and ordered that the recovered motorcycle be returned to the owner.

The prosecutor, Mrs Ukoha Ndidi, told the court that Umaru Shegberga of Ruga Fulani Iddo Sarki, Abuja, reported the matter to Iddo Police on Feb. 19

Ndidi said that the convict invaded Shegberga house at about 8.p.m. and stole his Bajaj motorcycle worth N130, 000 and was apprehended and handed over to the police for proper investigation and interrogation.

She said that during police investigation and interrogation, the convicts admitted committing the offence.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 324 and 287 of the Penal Code.

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A lawyer from the Legal Aid council, Mrs Chika Ikem-Ngbemena, prayed the court to be lenient to the convict.

Ikem-ngbemena said that the convict had no criminal records before now and had pleaded guilty, saving the court the pains of protracted prosecution.

“We prayed the court to tamper justice with mercy,” she pleaded on behalf of the convict.

The convict could not pay the fine and was taken to Kuje Prison. (NAN)

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