On Wednesday, Sunday Luka, a 28-year-old labourer, was sentenced to serve three months in prison for making away with a wheelbarrow by a Kuje Upper Area Court in Abuja. He stole the wheelbarrow, valued at N18, 000 from a construction site.
Luka, who resides at Anguwan Gade area in Kuje, is standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft.
The judge, Abdulahi Abdulkareem, however, gave him an option to pay N8, 000 as fine or remain in Kuje maximum prison for three months.
Ogoni youths warn Rivers lawmaker against politicising Bodo-Bonny road project The prosecutor, Samuel Ocheche, told the court that one Amos Samuel, a security guard, attached to the construction site, reported the incident at Kuje Police Station on Jan. 18.
Ocheche said Luka criminally entered the construction site after closing hours and made away with a wheelbarrow valued at N18, 000 belonging to the site.
He said during police investigation, Luka admitted to have committed the offence and the wheelbarrow was recovered. The prosecutor added that the offence contravened Sections 348 and 288 of the Penal Code. (NAN)
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