Hand­bag snatcher jailed

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Emma Elekwa

A 25-year-old man has been sen­tenced to four months’ im­pris­on­ment by an Abuja Grade 1 Area Court for steal­ing women bags in Kubwa, Bwari Area coun­cil of the FCT.

Happy Boi of Gbazango Kubwa, was con­victed for joint act and theft, of­fences con­trary to sec­tions 79 and 287 of the pe­nal code.

The po­lice pros­e­cu­tor, DSP Egwu An­thony, told the court that the com­plainant, Mrs. Nike Oy­oyo of Suleja, Niger State, and Medina Yakubu, of be­hind Zenith Bank, Kubwa, on Oc­to­ber 4, re­ported at the Kubwa Po­lice sta­tion that the ac­cused with one Ifeanyi, now at large, jointly stole their bags con­tain­ing one Sam­sung Gal­axy 55 and Len­ovo A319 phones val­ued at N120,000 and N25,000 re­spec­tively.

When the charges were read to the ac­cused, he pleaded guilty and the judge, Mo­hammed Marafa, sen­tenced him to four months’ im­pris­on­ment with an op­tion of N10,000 fine.

Sim­i­larly, an 18-year-old man was also sen­tenced to four months‘ im­pris­on­ment by the same court for steal­ing a gen­er­a­tor bat­tery in the same area.

Musa Ab­dul­lahi of Tip­per Garage, was con­victed for crim­i­nal tres­pass and theft, of­fences con­trary to sec­tions 342 and 287 of the pe­nal code.

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