26-Year-Old Man Sentenced To Two Months In Prison For Stealing Noodles, Soft Drinks
A Magistrates’ Court sitting at Kado has sentenced a 26-year-old phone repairer, Stephen Iyiogwe to two months imprisonment for allegedly stealing three cartons of Indomie noodles and one carton each of Lucozade Boost and Coca Cola.
The prosecutor, Corporal Simon Emmanuel, told the court that the accused jumped over a fence and entered the premises on January 26, 2013 at about 2pm where he stole the items.
He said the offence, criminal trespass and theft was contrary to section 3L/2 and 288 of the penal code law
The prosecutor said Iyiogwe was arrested with the stolen items by a policeman attached to Mopol 50 force headquarters Abuja on the same day and was taken to Jabi Life Camp police station.
The accused who admitted to committing the crime told the court that he was a phone repairer at Wuse Market before the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) taskforce seized his work tools thereby rendering him jobless.
He added that having been left without any means of livelihood and exhausting all his money on his sick mother in the village he decided to steal with the hope of selling the stolen items to buy new work tools.
Magistrate Zubairu Mohahmed sentenced him to one month imprisonment on the two count charge of criminal trespass and theft with the jail terms to run concurrently, or a fine of N500 each for each of the charges.