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Scavenger Jailed 21 Months For Stealing Mp3 Speaker


Abuja, – A Dei-dei Grade I Area Court in Abuja on Thursday sentenced a scavenger, Sulieman Abubakar, to 21 months imprisonment for stealing  an Mp3 speaker worth  N5,000..

The police charged Abubakar ,28, with criminal trespass, house breaking and theft.

The Area Court judge, Malam Saminu Suleiman however, gave the convict an option of N30,000 fine.

The convict had earlier pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for leniency.

Earlier, the prosecutor,  Mr Olanipekun Babajide told the court that on Feb. 5 the complainant, Abdulraman Myheiminu of Dawaki  Abuja reported the matter at the Zuba police station.

Babajide said the convict trespassed into the complainant’s house and also broke his window worth N80,000.

He said that during police investigation the convict made a confessional statement admitting to the crime.

Babajide told the court that the convict was not a first time offender.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 348, 346 and 288 of the Penal Code. (NAN)

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