A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, on Tuesday sentenced a 30-year-old painter, Abdulmajib Busari, to four weeks imprisonment for theft.
Busari was said to have burgled the room of one Oluleye Ogunlowo and made away with one Samsung flat screen television and one Hp laptop all valued at N220, 00?0.
The Judge, Abdulwahab Mohammed, also ordered that Busari be given 10 strokes of the cane. He advised the convict to desist from committing crime and should be of good behaviour.
Busari pleaded guilty and begged the court to have mercy on him, saying he would not steal again. But his plea was not taken.
Babajide Olanipekun, the prosecutor, had told the court that Ogunlowo reported the matter at the Kubwa Area Command, Abuja, on May 27. He said the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.