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Court: Farmer to clean church premises for steal­ing

- Crime · White-collar Crime · Incidents · Nigeria · Gwagwalada

A Chief Mag­is­trates’ Court in Gwag­wal­ada, FCT, on Wed­nes­day, or­dered a 30-yearold farmer, Mon­day Gimba, to clean the premises of the Bap­tist Church in Kwali for one month for steal­ing five ceil­ing fans.

Ear­lier, the po­lice charged Gimba of Pai vil­lage, Kwali, with three counts of crim­i­nal tres­pass, house break­ing and theft.

Chief Mag­is­trate Aliyu Shafa sen­tenced Gimba af­ter he pleaded guilty and begged for le­niency.

Shafa or­dered the con­vict to clean the same church he stole from for one month un­der strict su­per­vi­sion of the pas­tor and an of­fi­cial of the Nige­ria Cor­rec­tional Cen­tre.

In his judge­ment, Shafa said, “Tak­ing him to prison will make him more hard­ened; with this pun­ish­ment, it will make him to be more care­ful and use­ful.

“He is to clean the church and sur­round­ings for one month from 08:00am to 12:00pm from Mon­day to Fri­day un­der strict su­per­vi­sion.

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