2 scav­engers to do 15 days com­mu­nity ser­vice for van­dal­ism

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS -

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)

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