Un­em­ployed man jailed for steal­ing fi­ancee’s phone

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS -

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, has sen­tenced a 34-year-old job­less man, Elvis Anthony, to five months im­pris­on­ment for steal­ing his fi­ancee’s money and cell phone.

The judge, Inuwa Mai­wada, how­ever, gave the con­vict an op­tion of N5,000 fine.

Anthony, of Aso Pada, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, was con­victed on a count charge of theft.

The con­vict had ad­mit­ted com­mit­ting the of­fence and urged the court to tam­per jus­tice with mercy.

He also said the com­plainant was his fi­ancee.

Ear­lier, the prose­cu­tor, Ifeoma Ukahga, had told the court that one Ene Ugah, of Nyanya, Abuja, re­ported the mat­ter at the Utako Po­lice Sta­tion, Abuja, on Fe­bru­ary 20.

She said Anthony de­ceived the com­plainant by tak­ing her for shop­ping at K City Plaza, Wuse 2, Abuja.

Ukahga said while the com­plainant was shop­ping, the con­vict stole her money, N240,000 cash, and one In­finix Hot Phone val­ued at N45,000.

The prose­cu­tor said the con­vict ab­sconded since that day un­til he was ar­rested on May 20.

She said dur­ing po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion, he con­fessed to the crime and begged for for­give­ness.

The of­fence con­tra­vened 288 of the Pe­nal Code. (NAN) Sec­tion

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