For stealing six fishes, a 20-year-old man, identified as Labahani Yusuf, would receive five strokes of cane for the crime committed, the vadict of Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja which was reach to as punishment against theft.
The judge, Mohammed Marafa, however, who warned Yusuf, charged the young man criminal trespass and theft to be of good behaviour and desist from committing crime.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, had told the court that one Okoh Daniel, reported the matter at the Kubwa Police Station on April 6.
He said Yusuf criminally trespassed into the complainant’s business place at yellow page, Kubwa, Abuja, and stole six pieces of fish valued at N11, 100.
He said when Yusuf attempted to escape, he was arrested with the fish, adding that the offences contravened Sections 342 and 287 of the Penal Code.
Yusuf begged for leniency, saying that he was hungry and would not do it again.