Court jails applicant 2 months for stealing street lamp

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A Wuse Zone 2 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Friday sentenced a 25-year-old applicant, Salisu Ali, to two months imprisonment for stealing a street security lamp.

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Ali of no fixed address was arraigned on a one-count charge of theft.

The Senior Magistrate, Teribo Jim, convicted Ali after he pleaded guilty and begged the court to temper justice with mercy.

Jim, however, did not give the convict an option to pay a fine, hold that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others.

Prosecutor Haruna Alfa had told the court that a police patrol team attached to Wuse Police Station arrested the convict on October 19.

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Alfa said that the convict was arrested at the Wuse axis with a street security lamp that he cut off from the fence.

He said the convict was arrested with a plier and could not give a satisfactory account of what he was doing with the items.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 297 of the Penal Code.

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