The two men were jailed for stealing nine iron rods
An Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court on Monday sentenced two men, Abdullahi Suleiman and Abdullahi Mamuda, to five months imprisonment each for stealing nine iron rods from a building site.
Magistrate Chinyere Nwachaonwa, who handed down the sentences, however, gave the convicts an option to pay N3, 000 fine.
Police prosecutor, Monday Akor, had told the court that the convicts were arrested at Banex Junction, Wuse 2, Abuja, by a team of policemen on Dec.10.
“They claimed to have bought the iron rods from a security man at a building site and the policemen asked to be taken to the site,” he said. “But when they got there the convicts could not identify the person they claimed sold the rods to them.’’
The duo pleaded guilty to the charge.
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