February 21, 2024
Man bags 5 months imprisonment for stealing wheelbarrow

Man bags 5 months imprisonment for stealing wheelbarrow

Emmanuel Elagwu, 40, was given a five-month prison term on Tuesday by a Karu Upper Area Court in Abuja for stealing a wheelbarrow.

The defendant, who has no known residence, entered a guilty plea to the single-count stealing accusation.

However, the offender was given the choice of paying a N10,000 fine by Judge Ishaq Hassan.

 

He gave him a warning to stop committing crimes in the future.

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The victim (complainant), Imuran Idris of Nyanya Market, Abuja, reported the incident to the Nyanya Police Station on September 19, according to earlier testimony from the prosecution’s Olarewaju Osho.

 

The complainant, he continued, “claimed that he decided to park his wheelbarrow, valued at N20,000, in front of a shop on the same date, when it was raining.

 

“The prisoner took the aforementioned wheelbarrow before he realized what was happening.

 

But the prisoner was apprehended while hunting for a buyer, and the wheelbarrow was taken from him.

 

According to Osho, the offense violated Section 287 of the Penal Code and was penalized in line with its guidelines.

 

Man bags 5 months imprisonment for stealing wheelbarrow

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