Bar man jailed 6 months

For stealing the sum of N112,500, Fabian Ukortsaha has been sentenced to 6-months imprisonment by a Karu Senior Magistrates? Court in Abuja on Tuesday.  The convict lives at Apo New Site.

Police prosecutor Eze Okwuchukwu told the court that on April 1 at about 3 p.m. Nonso Idego of 50 Ahmadu Bello Way, Garki II, Abuja, reported the matter to the police.

“Ukortsaha picked the key to the bar and stole the sum of N112,000.
During police investigation, the said money was recovered from him,? he said, adding that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 288 of the Penal Code.

Section 288 stipulates that “whoever commits theft in or from any building, tent or vessel, which building, tent or vessel is used as a human dwelling or used for the custody of property the person shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years or with fine or with both?.

Okwuchukwu said that since the accused had pleaded guilty to the charge he should be summarily tried.

When asked if he has any reason to give why the court should not convict him, the convict pleaded for leniency.

“I plead with the court to be lenient with me. The money was kept carelessly, that is why I took it and kept it in the staff room. I showed the money to the operation manager that I found it carelessly,? he said.

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