A man is to be flogged six strokes of cane for stealing a N10,000 mobile handset
On Thursday, June 9, a Gudu upper area court at Abuja, Federal Capital Territory passed a judgement of six weeks imprisonment on one Mr John Okeke for a theft of two mobile handsets.
Alhaji Umar Kagarko, the judge of the Gudu upper area court gave Okeke the option to pay a fine in the sum of eight thousand naira, while ordering that the culprit should be flogged six strokes of the cane.
Justice Kagarko counsel the alleged thief. He told him not to commit criminal activities.
The said man was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass and theft.at Area 1, Garki, Abuja
The prosecution counsel, Kufreabasi Ebong, informed the court that the theft case was brought by one Friday Ahmed of Wumba village, in Abuja to Apo police station on Friday, May 27 this year.
The complainant said Okeke colluded with a man called Onye, who is presently on the run, and criminally gained entry without permission into Ahmed’s room, whereby they stole a Nokia mobile handset and an Itel telephone, both estimated at N10, 000 and N7, 000, respectively.
Ebong stated that the mobile telephones were gotten from Okeke while the police investigated him.The offence by the phone thief contravened Sections 97, 348 and 288 of the Penal Code.
The accused later pleaded he was guilty and asked the judge to temper justice with mercy.