Abuja - A Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Thursday sentenced one Benjamin Yohanna, of Apo new site, Abuja, to one year imprisonment for house-breaking and theft.
The convict pleaded guilty to the charges levelled against him and begged for mercy.
The Magistrate, Mr Aliyu Shafa, sentenced the convict to six months imprisonment without an option of fine for the offence of house-breaking and another six months imprisonment for theft.
He ordered that the sentences should run concurrently.
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The prosecutor, Cpl. Abdullahi Alhassan, had told the court that one Mr Daudu Attahiru of Galamadima village, Abuja, reported the case at Lugbe Police Station on June 25.
Alhassan said that the complainant, while on patrol at City Scrape Estate, Abuja, caught Yohanna broke into one of the houses, where he removed wiring cables.
According to him, during interrogation the accused confessed to have committed the said offences.
The prosecutor said that the offences contravened the provisions of Sections 347 and 288 of the Penal Code.