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2 clubbers jailed 9 months each jail for stealing phone, N400,000

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 A Grade I Area Court in Abuja on Monday sentenced two night clubbers to nine months imprisonment each for stealing N400 000 cash and a cell phone worth N80 000 Miracle Felix and James Hemen who live in Mabushi Abuja pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy and theft The Area Court judge Sulyman Ola however gave the convicts an option of N40 000 fine Ola ordered the convict to pay N180 000 as compensation to the complainant or serve two more months imprisonment in lieu of the compensation The convicts begged the court for leniency Earlier the Prosecution Counsel Mr Chinedu Ogada told the court that on July 4 at about 1a m the police patrol team of Mabushi Police station led by Insp Abubakar Harun apprehended the convicts Ogada said the patrol team arrested the convicts while raiding black spots and criminal hide outs around Mabushi He said the convicts committed the offence with one Joshua who is now at large The prosecutor added that the convicts conspired and stole 400 000 a Tecno Camon 18 cell phone valued N80 000 and five dollars in club 345 in Wuse He said that during police investigation the convicts made a confessional statement and N300 000 was recovered from them Ogade said the offence contravenes the provisions of sections 97 and 287of the Penal Code NewsSourceCredit NAN
2 clubbers jailed 9 months each jail for stealing phone, N400,000

1 A Grade I Area Court in  Abuja on Monday sentenced two night clubbers to nine months imprisonment each for stealing  N400,000 cash and a cell phone worth N80,000.

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2 Miracle Felix and James Hemen, who live in Mabushi, Abuja, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy and  theft.

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3 The Area Court judge,  Sulyman Ola however, gave the convicts an option of N40,000 fine.

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4 Ola ordered the convict to pay N180,000 as compensation to the complainant or serve two more months imprisonment in lieu of the compensation.

The convicts begged the court for leniency.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Chinedu Ogada told the court that, on July 4 at about 1a.m, the police patrol team of Mabushi Police station led by Insp Abubakar Harun apprehended the convicts.

Ogada said the patrol team arrested the convicts while raiding black spots and criminal hide outs around Mabushi.

He said the convicts committed the offence with one Joshua who is now at large.

The prosecutor added that the convicts conspired and stole 400,000, a Tecno Camon 18 cell phone valued N80,000 and five dollars in club 345 in Wuse.

He said that during police investigation the convicts made a confessional statement and N300,000 was recovered from them.

Ogade said the offence contravenes  the provisions of sections 97 and 287of the Penal Code.

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NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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