Teenager bags 3 years imprisonment for stealing

Teenager bags 3 years imprisonment for stealing

A Mararaba Upper Area Court, Nasarawa State, on Wednesday sentenced an 18-year-old boy, Mohammed Abubakar, to three years imprisonment for stealing items valued at N337, 000.

The judge, Ibrahim Shekarau, however, gave the convict an option of N18, 000 fine and warned him to desist from committing crime.

He also ordered him to pay N337, 000 to the complainant.

The defendant, who claims to be a student and resides at Aunty Mararaba, is facing a count charge of theft.

The prosecutor, Sgt. Steve Kwaza, had told the court that one Bilkisu Musa of the same address reported the matter at ‘A’ Division Police Station, Mararaba on April 7.

“The complainant said that on the same date, the accused person stole some of her valuable items worth N337, 000.

“Some of the stolen items are- kitchen equipment, valued at N150, 000, flat screen television, valued at N70, 000, one battery, valued at N40, 000 and two stabilizers, valued at N18, 000.

“Others are, two DVD player, mini home theater, one decoder, blanket and bed sheet, all valued at N59, 000.

“When the defendant was traced and arrested, he admitted to the crime,” Kwaza said.

Kwaza said that the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.

The convict had pleaded guilty and begged for leniency.



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