Court orders welder to undergo 6 months intensive religious studies

By Hauwa Gold

A Grade I Area Court in Karu Abuja, on Thursday ordered a welder, Abilah Damina, to undergo six months imprisonment with intensive religious ftudies for stealinga  gate rail iron worth N15,000.

The Judge, Malam Inuwa Maiwada sentenced Damina, who lives in Gidan Mangoro, Abuja after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy and theft.

Maiwada gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N20,000.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Ade Adeyanju told the court that the convict stole the material with the help of security men and others within the area.

Adeyanju said during investigation, the convict told the police that he was hungry and looking for money to buy food.

He said the matter was reported at the Jikwoyi Police Station by James Victor of opposite Army Estate, Kurudu, FCT,Abuja.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 348, 327, 287 of the Penal Code. (NAN)