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Man to sweep court premises for three weeks over theft of lady’s purse  

The magistrate advised the convict to be of good conduct.

• May 16, 2024

A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday ordered a 30-year-old man, Garba Aliyu, to sweep the court premises for three weeks for stealing a woman’s purse.

Mr Aliyu was convicted and sentenced after he pleaded guilty to theft.

The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, said the convict’s plea had saved the court the pains of a prolonged prosecution, adding that the punishment would have been more severe if he had not pleaded guilty.

Mr Emmanuel said that in arriving at the sentence, the court took into consideration the fact that the convict was a first-time offender who was remorseful.

He also advised him to be of good behaviour, stressing that the court frowned at acts of violence.

He said, “Desist from such acts in future and become a better citizen and human being.’’

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Chidi Leo, told the court that on May 7, the convict criminally trespassed into the shop of one Adanna Ebuka located at Kano Road along Ahmadu Bello Way Kaduna.

Mr Leo said that the convict went into the shop and stole a purse belonging to the complainant while pretending to buy a loaf of bread.

He added that during the police investigation, the said purse was recovered from the convict.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2017.


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