Crime and Security

2 men to spend 1 year in jail over stealing mobile phone

2 men to spend 1 year in jail over stealing mobile phone

Two men, Abdullahi Isah, 20, and Muhammed Hassan, 19 have been sentenced to one  year jail term by a Wuse Zone 6 Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja.

Both convicts, residents of Lugbe Zone 7, Abuja were sentenced for conspiracy and breaking into a shop to steal.

The men had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and theft leveled against them.

 Chief Magistrate, Ibrahim Muhammed handed down the sentenced without an option of fine.

The prosecuting officer, Kufreabasi Ebong had earlier told the court that the convicts broke into the shop of David Abu of Lugbe Zone 7, Abuja on Oct. 20

According to Ebong, they stole various mobile phones and accessories valued at N292,000 as well as N5,000 cash.

He further said that the convicts were apprehended by a vigilante group during a routine patrol of the area.

Ebong said that during police investigation, the convicts confessed to the crime

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