Teenager sentenced for stealing cell phone worth N15,000

Unemployed man arraigned for stealing phones valued at N527,000

A Dutse Grade I Area Court, Abuja on Monday sentenced Hamid Mustapha, 19, to two weeks imprisonment for stealing a cell phone, valued at N15, 000.

Delivering judgment, the Presiding Officer, Mr Suleiman Mohammed held that the convict failed to give the court a reasonable explanation why he committed the crime.

Mohammed charged the convict to desist from any criminal act or face a more stringent punishment if found wanting in future.

The convict, who resides in Ushafa, FCT, was convicted of criminal trespass and theft.

He pleaded guilty to the offence.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr Tunde Arowolo told the court that Ms Folashade Olaniyi, reported the matter at the Bwari Police Station by on June 21.

According to Arowolo, the convict on the same date, broke into the complainant’s bedroom through the window and stole her itel phone, worth N15, 000.

The prosecution also said that the convict was arrested and during police investigation, the phone was recovered from the convict, who also admitted to the crime.

Arowolo noted that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 342 and 287 of the Penal Code.


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