The crime occurred at Tipper Village in Kuje.
A Kuje Area Court in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced a 29-year-old local boxer, Rabiu Lawal, to two months imprisonment for theft.
The Police Prosecutor, Samuel Ochefu, had told the court that the complainant, one Mohammed Ibrahim, a truck driver at Tipper Garage in Kuje, reported the case to the Kuje Police Station on April 5.
The prosecutor said that the accused, who also resides at Tipper Garage, Kuje, stole some money from the complainant. Mr. Ochefu said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 272 of the Penal Code.
He said that during investigation it was discovered that the accused threw a bag containing the money in the bush after his operation.
When the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded guilty to the offence, but urged the court to handle justice with mercy.
The Presiding Officer, Nuhu Ibrahim, after listening to both sides, however, gave the accused an option of paying N70, 000 to the complainant or to remain in prison custody.
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