Court Jails Man for stealing ‘soft drinks’

A Gudu Upper Area Court in the FCT on Wednesday sentenced, Nebo Achebe, to three weeks imprisonment for stealing 13 cans of beverage and electric bulbs.

The presiding officer, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, also gave the convict an option to a fine of N3,000.

Kagarko warned the convict to desist from committing crime after his sentence.

He also ordered that the recovered items should be returned to the owners within 30 days from Feb. 17.

Achebe, a resident of No.9 Okey Water Street, Federal Housing, Lugbe, Abuja, was convicted for theft.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Adeniyi Oyeyemi, had told the court that Pius Peter of Plot 270, Muhammadu Buhari way, Central Area, Abuja, reported the matter at the Central Police Station on Feb. 15.

Oyeyemi said the convict was caught with 10 cans of Hi-malt, three cans of Fayrouz and three pieces of electrical bulbs all valued at N3,690 at Grand Square Supermarket, Central Area, Abuja, on the said date.

Oyeyemi said the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.
Achebe, however, pleaded guilty and begged for leniency.