Man bags 2 months imprisonment for stealing phone in Mosque

A Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State, on Wednesday sentenced a businessman, Aliyu Abubakar, 27, to two imprisonment for a cell phone a Mosque.

judge, Murtala Nasir, however, gave convict an option of N10, 000 fine and ordered him to return phone to the owner.

Earlier, Prosecution Counsel, Insp Aliyu Ibrahim, told court that on July 10, Manir Usman of Club 69 Garage, Kaduna, reported case at the Magajin Gari Police division.

Ibrahim said that on July 8, at about 3.44 p.m., Usman went to 69 Club Garage Mosque to pray and afterward decided to take a nap.

When he woke up, police said, his techo mobile phone worth N35, 000that was in his pocket was stolen.

He said that during police investigation, defendant, Abubakar, confessed committing crime and phone and sim card were recovered him.

offence, he said, contravened provisions of Section 271 of Kaduna State Penal Code. (NAN)