A Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Life Camp, Abuja has sentenced an applicant, Sadir Ismail, to 100 days’ imprisonment without option of fine for stealing.
Isma’il, 21, of no fixed address, was charged for joint act and theft, which he pleaded guilty, and for leniency.
The Senior Magistrate, Mr. Abdullahi Illelah, in his judgment, sentenced Ismail and held that cases of joint act and theft were
rampant within the FCT. Illelah said that the court took judicial notice of the convict’s previous criminal records.
He said the convicted had been jailed for the same offence, adding that the sentence would serve as a deterrent not only to the convict but also to others. Prosecutor Odigiri Onah had told the court that the accused, an ex-convict, had other cases against him with the police.
Onah told the court that Joseph Akintan and a team of security men attached to Citec Estate in Abuja, arrested the accused person.
He said the complainants lodged the complaint against the accused at the Life Camp Police Station on July 14.
The prosecutor said convict and two others now at large walked into the estate and entered into the Akintan’s house.
He said Ismail stole two sport bicycles, one motor rim, a pair of Addidas sport canvas and a mat.
Onah said the police recovered the items from Ismail, who admitted the crime. (NAN)