One Dele Ayo, a 22-years old man has been sentenced to six month imprisonment by a Grade 1 Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, on Thursday for stealing a cell phone from a labour room.
The Judge, Mohammed Marafa, however, gave Ayo N20, 000 option of fine and warned him to desist from committing crime.
Ayo, a resident of Bwari, Abuja, was convicted for theft, an offence he admitted committing.
The Prosecutor, John Okpa, had told the court that Sunday Midah of Berger Camp, Kubwa, Abuja, reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on Sept. 4.
He said while the complainant was on duty at Kubwa General Hospital, Abuja, Ayo entered the hospital and stole an I-phone 5c valued at N110, 000.
He said that apart from the phone, Ayo also stole N6, 000, adding that the phone and the money belonged to Etchie Ann ,who was in the labour room at the hospital.
Okpa said that Ayo was arrested as he attempted to escape and the cell phone was recovered from him.
He said that the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.