Abuja - A Kado Area Court, Grade 1 in Abuja, on Wednesday ordered one Peter Bassey to be given 10 strokes of the cane for stealing a BlackBerry phone.
The Judge, Abubakar Sadiq, found Bassey guilty, after the accused pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of stealing.
Sadiq, however, warned Bassey to stay away from crime after he might have received his punishment.
Also read: Man arrested for attacking electricity firm officials
The Judge said that he might not be lenient with the convict, if brought before him in future for a similar offence.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Cpl. Friday Idi, told the court that one Helen John of War College, on March 9, reported the case of theft at the Gwarimpa Police Station, Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja.
He said that the accused entered John’s shop in Gwarimpa and stole her BlackBerry Cell Phone valued at N35 000.
Idi said the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.