A Kuje Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, has sentenced a 24-year-old labourer, Dan-Azumi Amadu, to three months imprisonment for stealing a gate.
Justice Asmau Akanbi, delivered the judgment on Tuesday, after the accused admitted committing the offence.
Akanbi said that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to those with similar intentions, adding that cases of theft were becoming rampant in the area.
Earlier, police prosecutor, Orgens Oliver, told the court that the incident was reported by the complainant, Sardauna Aliyu of Sundaba area, at Kuje Police Station on May 5.
Oliver said on the same date the case was filed, the accused came to the complainant’s building site and stole a gate.
He added that the convict was later arrested at Tipper Garage while trying to sell the gate. The gate was recovered there.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Sections 348 and 287 of the Penal Code.