A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to four months imprisonment by an Abuja Grade 1 Area court for stealing a motorcycle at a village market in Kubwa. Manasseh Daliyop of Karimo village, Abuja, was convicted for theft, an offence contrary to Section 287 of the Penal Code.
The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that the accused, on January 4, was caught stealing a Bajaj motorcycle parked at Kubwa village market. He said the accused was arrested while attempting to escape with the stolen motorcycle.
When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to four months imprisonment by the judge, Mohammed Marafa, with an option of N10,000 fine. Similarly, a 23-year-old man has been sentenced to five months imprisonment by the same court for stealing goods worth N27, 700.
Chibuike Chibueze was convicted for criminal trespass, house breaking and theft, offences contrary to sections 342, 347 and 288 of the Penal Code. The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that the complainant, Kolawole Hakeem, on January 6, reported at the Kubwa police station that the accused, on same day, criminally trespassed into his compound.
He said the accused made away with his provisions valued at N27,700. The prosecutor said the accused was however caught and arrested while attempting to escape, adding that the stolen items have also been recovered.