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Court sentences man to 6 strokes of cane for stealing 2 generators

The judge handed down the light sentence after the convict pleaded guilty to

the charge and begged the court for leniency.

• August 2, 2021
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Justice Gambo Garuba of an Upper Area Court in Zuba has sentenced a 31-year-old labourer, Abubakar Usman, to six strokes of the cane for stealing two generators.

The police charged Mr Usman who resides in Gwarinpa, Abuja, with joint act, criminal trespass and theft.

Mr Garuba, handed Mr Usman the light sentence after he pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for leniency.

The judge charged the convict to desist from committing crime.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Chinedu Ogada, told the court that the complainant, Akpen Justice, reported the matter at the Gwarinpa Police Station, on July 26.

Mr Ogada told the court the convict and one other, now at large criminally trespassed into plot 489, 24 crescent 2nd avenue Gwarinpa, where complainant is a security guard and stole two fireman generators from the compound.

Mr Ogada further stated that during police investigation, the convict made a confessional statement and the two stolen generators were recovered from him.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 79, 348 and 288 of the Penal Code.


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