2 scavengers to do 15 days community service for vandalism
A Kuje Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, has ordered two scavengers, Ashiru Ibrahim and Mustapha Abdulahi to do 15 days community service for stealing electrical cables valued at N24, 000.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the stolen cables belonged to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC).
The Magistrate, Mr Jim Taribo, passed the sentence without an option of fine.
He held that the pronouncement would serve as deterrent to those intending to commit such crime.
Ibrahim, 18, and Abdulahi, 24, had pleaded guilty to the four-count charge leveled against them.
A four-count charge of joint act, criminal trespass, mischief and theft was brought against the duo.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mrs Doris Okoroba, had told the court that Mr Babajide Ige, a staff of AEDC Kuje, reported the case on Oct. 28 at the Kuje police station.
Okoroba had averred that the convicts, conspired and broke into a transformer at Pegi area in Kuje and made away with the electrical cables valued at N24, 000.
She said the offences contravened the provisions of Sections 79, 348, 327 and 287 of the Penal Code. (NAN)