A Kuje Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Friday, sentenced a scavenger, Usman Haruna, to six months in a correctional centre for stealing a generator, five plastic chairs and a car battery all worth N45, 000.
The magistrate, Vera Tukurah, sentenced Haruna, 26, a resident of Tpper Garage area in Kuje to six months imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to the charge.
Although, the convict begged the court for leniency, Tukurah, who did not give the convict any option of fine, said the punishment was to serve as a deterrent to others with similar intentions.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Samuel Ocheche, had told the court that one Luka Dogara, the complainant, who resides at Kayarda area in Kuje, reported the matter at the Kuje Police Station on Nov. 12.
Ocheche said the convict, entered the complainant’s house and stole a generator, five plastic chairs and a car battery all worth N45, 000.
The prosecutor said the convict was arrested while trying to escape and was brought to the police station.
She said the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 281 of the Penal Code.
– Nov. 15, 2019 @ 17:10 GMT |