Unemployed man jailed for stealing fiancee’s phone
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