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Court Sentences Ex-Convicts To One Year Imprisonment For Theft

Lugbe Grade I Area Court in Abuja has sentenced two ex-convicts, Ogbonna Chinedu, and Usman Mohammed, to one-year imprisonment for stealing N2,500 and a cell phone, on thursday, without an option of fine for joint act and theft.

Sadiq warned the convicts to desist from committing crimes after serving their jail term, while delivering his judgement.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Mrs. Ijeoma Ukagha, informed the court that on Feb. 23, Chimezie Joshua and Augustine Godswill reported the matter at Lugbe Police Station.

She said that the convicts snatched a Techno Y2 cell phone worth N35,000 from Joshua and also stole N2,500 from Godswill at Lugbe.

She said that the offense contravened the provisions of Sections 79 and 287 of the Penal Code.


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