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Court Sentences Trader To Eight Months Imprisonment For Stealing Iron Doors

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A Grade I Area Court in Karu, FCT, on Monday sentenced a 38-year-old trader, Solomon Igbawua, to eight months imprisonment for stealing iron doors worth N70,000.



The convict, who resides at Karu Site, Abuja, pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal trespass and theft and begged for leniency.

The judge, Inuwa Maiwada, also gave Igbawua an option of N30,000 fine and warned him to desist from committing crimes.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that the complainant, Chukwudi Ipo of Jikwoyi reported the matter at the Karu Police Station on January 18.
 
He said that the convict trespassed into his welding shop located in Jikwoyi, Abuja and stole two iron doors, worth N70,000.

During police investigation,he said that the the convict confessed to the crime, while the stolen doors were recovered from him.

The prosecutor added that the convict was an unrepentant criminal, who was once convicted by the same court sometime in 2020.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 348 and 288 of the Penal Code Law.

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