Court docket Orders Man To Sweep Premises For Three Hours Over Meals Theft
A 30-year-old Labourer recognized as Yusuf Muazu has been ordered by A Life Camp Magistrates’ Court docket in Abuja, to comb the court docket premises for 3 hours for stealing a bowl of meals and a cup of chilly water.
The Police charged Muazu of no mounted handle for prison trespass and theft.
Muazu, nevertheless, pleaded responsible to the fees and begged the court docket for leniency.
“I plead for mercy, I need the court docket to forgive me. I used to be actually hungry and I entered the lady’s’ kitchen and noticed a pot of meals and I fetched some and likewise a cup of water’.
Justice of the Peace Sharon Tanko, in her ruling, mentioned, being hungry doesn’t give the convict the correct to commit such offence, thus can be punished for his crime.
“The court docket having discovered the convict responsible of the offence and him being remorseful and never losing the time of the court docket in admitting to his crime, is hereby ordered to have interaction in three hours neighborhood service.
“You might be hereby ordered to select up all of the grime’s and clear up the premises of Life Camp Magistrates’ Court docket for 3 hours beneath the supervision of the court docket registrar,’’ Tanko mentioned.
The Justice of the Peace, additional suggested Muazu to relocate again to his dwelling city at Kano or elsewhere the place he might be meaningfully engaged to fulfill his every day wants.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Peter Ejike, FCT Command, advised the court docket that one Chidibere Lewechi of Life Camp, Abuja reported the matter at Life Camp police station, on July 1.
The Prosecutor alleged that the defendant neatly entered into the complainant’s compound and made his means into her kitchen with out her consent.
He advised the court docket that the defendant stole a bowl of meals with meat from the complainant’s pot with a cup of chilly water.
Ejike alleged that whereas the defendant was about to depart the kitchen with the stolen gadgets, the youthful brother to the complainant caught him and held him down with the assistance of neighbours.
He added that in police investigation, the defendant admitted to having dedicated the crime.
The Prosecutor mentioned that the offence contravened Sections 348 and 288 of the Penal Code Regulation.