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Published On: Wed, Jul 9th, 2014

Civil servant gets 3 months for stealing computer

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A Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ court has sentenced a 32-year old civil servant, Ajbo Abu, of the National Population Commission, Abuja to three months in prison for stealing a computer set worth N150,000.

The Senior Magistrate, Mrs. Simisola Adeniyi, sentenced Abu without an option of fine.

She said that the sentence was to serve as a punishment to the convict and a deterrent to other intending criminals.

Earlier, the police prosecutor, Cpl. Umar Ango, said that on July 4, at about 5.30 p.m., Yohanna Ogbaje, of Grand Security Ltd., Abuja, reported the convict at the Wuse Zone 3 Police Station, Abuja.

 He said that Ogbaje, a security guard, attached to the commission, reported that on the same day at about 5 p.m, the convict sneaked into the commission’s premises.

Ango said that the convict was a staff of the commission.

He told the court that the convict went into the administrative office and stole a computer set worth N150, 000.

He said that during police interrogation, the computer set was found in Abu’s possession.

Ango also told the court that the convict admitted that it was the fourth time he was committing such a crime.

He said that the offence of theft by civil servant was contrary to Section 289 of the Penal Code.

Abu admitted committing the crime.

He begged the court for mercy and promised not to commit the crime again. (NAN)

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