Court discharges man accused of stealing cell phone

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A Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Tuesday discharged an applicant, Ibrahim Umar, accused of stealing a cell phone.

Umar, who lives in Angwan Tiv, Karu, Abuja, was charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy and theft, an offence he pleaded guilty to.

The Chief Magistrate,  Omolola Akindele  however, converted the time he had  already spent in police detention to his jail term and discharged him

She also warned Umar to be of good conduct and desist from crime and reiterated that the court would not be lenient with him if he ever appeared before it for same offence next time.

Earlier the prosecution counsel, Peter Ejike, told the court that one Moses Ubebe, who also lives in Agwan Tiv, Karu, Abuja, reported the matter on April 17.

Ejike said on the same date, Umar conspired with four others who are currently at large, attacked Ubebe, collected his mobile phone, and the sum of N5,000.

The prosecutor further said Umar inflicted injuries on Ubebe in the process of the attack.

He equally said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 95  and 287 of the Penal Code. (NAN)

– Jul. 21, 2020 @ 12:49 GMT |

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