A Life Camp Magistrates’ Courtroom in Abuja, on Thursday, ordered a 30-year-old man, Yusuf Muazu, to brush 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 fastened deal with for prison trespass and theft.
The person who was ordered to brush the court docket premises, Muazu, nevertheless, pleaded responsible to the costs 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 took some and in addition a cup of water.
Justice of the Peace Sharon Tanko, in her ruling, mentioned being hungry doesn’t give the convict the best to commit such offence, thus can be punished for his crime.
“The court docket has 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, his hereby ordered to have interaction in three hours neighborhood service.
“You might be hereby ordered to choose up all of the dust’s and clear up the premises of Life Camp Justice of the Peace Courtroom for 3 hours below the supervision of the court docket registrar,’’ Tanko mentioned.
The Justice of the Peace additional suggested Muazu to relocate again to his house city at Kano or elsewhere the place he might be meaningfully engaged to fulfill his day by day wants.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, ASP Peter Ejike, FCT Command, informed 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 informed 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.