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Man receives five strokes of cane over stealing attempt

By Balogun Alabi,

A Grade 1 court sitting in Kubwa area of Abuja has ordered that a 25-year-old man, Abubakar Mustapha, be flogged five strokes of cane, over alleged attempt to steal a jeep tyre cover.

The accused was sad to have committed the alleged criminal offence on November 18, after he entered a compound located along pipeline, Kubwa area of the state to steal the item.

It was gathered that Mustapha was arrested in the process of stealing the tyre cover, even though the accused has no fixed address.

During court hearing on Friday in Abuja, the prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told court sitting before Justice Mohammed Marafa, that the alleged offence the accused committed contravened Sections 346 and 95 of the Penal Code.

Olanikun added that the suspect would be facing a two count charge of criminal trespass and attempt to commit an offence.

Mustapha however pleaded guilty to the charge count against him, which resulted to the judge warning him that he should desist from such crime.

Justice Marafa warned that if the accused was brought back to court again, he should be ready to face the consequences.

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