Sulieman Abubakar: Man Bags 21 Months In Jail For Stealing Mp3 Speaker

A scavenger identified as Sulieman Abubakar, has been sentenced to 21 months imprisonment for stealing an Mp3 speaker worth N5,000.

A Dei-dei Grade I Area Court in Abuja convicted 28-year-old Abubakar on Thursday, March 30th 2023.

The FCT Police Command arraigned him before Area Court Judge, Malam Saminu Suleiman on the three count charge of criminal trespass, housebreaking and theft.

Abubakar pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for leniency. The presiding judge, however, gave the convict an option of a N30,000 fine.

The prosecutor, Olanipekun Babajide, earlier told the court that on February 5, 2023, the complainant, Abdulraman Myheiminu who lives in Dawaki, reported the matter at the Zuba police station.

According to him, the convict trespassed into Myheiminu’s private residence and broke his window worth 80,000 Naira.

Babajide said that during the police investigation, the convict made a confessional statement admitting to the crime.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 348, 346 and 288 of the Penal Code.

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