Man jailed for at­tempt­ing to steal in church

Daily Trust - - CRIME - By Emma Elekwa

A 25-year-old man has been sen­tenced to one-month im­pris­on­ment by an Abuja Grade 1 Area Court for at­tempt­ing to steal in a church in Kubwa, a satel­lite town of the FCT.

Idawulo Sun­day of Byazhin, Kubwa was con­victed for at­tempt to com­mit of­fence to wit theft, con­trary to Sec­tion 95 of the pe­nal code.

The po­lice pros­e­cu­tor, DSP Egwu An­thony, told the court that one Aliyu Aboy­imi at­tached to force head­quar­ters, Abuja, on Oc­to­ber 4, com­plained at the Kubwa Po­lice Sta­tion, how the ac­cused, on same date, crim­i­nally en­tered into the Cheru­bim and Seraphim church premises lo­cated at Arab Road with in­tent to steal.

He said the ac­cused was how­ever caught and ar­rested while at­tempt­ing to es­cape.

When the charge was read to the ac­cused, he pleaded guilty and was sen­tenced to one month im­pris­on­ment by the judge, Mo­hammed Marafa, with an op­tion of N5,000 fine.

Sim­i­larly, a 30-year-old me­chanic has been sen­tenced to six months im­pris­on­ment by an Abuja Grade 1 Area Court for be­ing in pos­ses­sion of prop­erty rea­son­ably sus­pected to be stolen.

Mo­hammed Ab­dul­lahi of Life Camp was con­victed for hav­ing in pos­ses­sion of prop­erty rea­son­ably sus­pected to have been stolen, an of­fence con­trary to Sec­tion 317 of the pe­nal code.

The po­lice pros­e­cu­tor, DSP Egwu An­thony, told the court that one Idoko Mathias of Dei-dei, Abuja, on Oc­to­ber 6, com­plained at the Kubwa Po­lice Sta­tion, of how the ac­cused was found with two phones, a Techno M7 and Nokia 205, rea­son­ably sus­pected to be stolen.

He said the ac­cused could not give sat­is­fac­tory ac­count of how he got them.

When the charge was read to the ac­cused, he pleaded guilty, and was sen­tenced to six months im­pris­on­ment each by the judge, Mo­hammed Marafa, with an op­tion of N25,000 fine.

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