A Zuba Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday sentenced a painter, Daniel Enefola, to 12 months’ imprisonment for stealing a police officer’s cell phone.
Thirty-seven-year-old Enefola, who resides at Kurunduma 2 Asokoro Extention, Abuja, had pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing, and begged the court for leniency.
The Judge, Gambo Garba, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N50,000 and charged him to desist from crime.
The prosecutor told the court that the convict collected N351,000 from the contacts.
Ogada said that during a police investigation, the phone was recoverd from the convict, adding that the convict made a confessional statement.
The prosecutor noted that the stealing contravened Sections 288 of the Penal Code. (NAN)