Man gets 6 months imprisonment for attempting to steal

 An Upper Area Court, Mpape, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced John Jimoh, 26, to six months imprisonment for attempting to steal from a moving vehicle.

The Judge, Marafa Mohammed sentenced Jimoh after he pleaded guilty to the crime.

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

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Stanley Nwaforaku told the court that the convict attempted to open the door to a moving vehicle on the Ahmadu Bello Way, Abuja with intent to steal.

Nwaforaku said during police investigation, it was discovered that the convict was a ”serial” offender who had been charged to court for a similar crime.

He said the matter was reported at the Mpape Police Station by a team of policemen on night patrol along the above mentioned axis.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 95 of the Penal Code. (NAN)