Handbag snatcher jailed
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.