1 A Dei-dei Grade I Area Court sentenced Jemilu Muktar and Abass Ibrahim to 12 months imprisonment each for stealing a microwave and other household items.
2 Muktar and Ibrahim of Arab road, Kubwa, were convicted and sentenced after pleading guilty to joint act, criminal trespass, housebreaking and theft.
3 They however begged the court for leniency.
6 Okpa said the convicts entered the complainant’s residence and stole one gas cylinder valued N15, 000, one microwave valued N30, 000 and one standing fan valued N10, 000.
7 Other items are a kettle valued N5, 000 and plate rack valued N12, 000 all totalling N72, 000.
8 He said while the convicts attempted to escape they were chased and arrested with the stolen items.
9 The prosecution counsel said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 79, 348, 346 and 287 of the Penal Code.