A 50-year-old man, Adamu Habib, was sentenced to four months in prison by an Upper Area Court in Karu, Nasarawa State, for stealing two packs of Orbit gum, worth N12,840.
The convict, who resides in Garki village, pleaded guilty to theft.
Delivering judgment, the judge, Malam Ishaq Hassan, gave the convict an option of N10,000 fine and warned him to desist from committing crime.
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Hassan also ordered the convict to pay N12,840 in compensation.
The prosecution counsel, Mr. Olarewaju Osho, told the court that the complainant, Joseph Sunday of “Faxx Supermarket, Abuja, reported the matter at Durumi Police Station on Nov. 7.
Osho said on Oct. 18, the convict stole two packs of Orbit gum, worth N12,840.
He said during routine police investigation, the convict admitted to committing the offence, which contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code (NAN)
BY IYABO AINA
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