A Karshi Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Thursday, sentenced a 51-year-old labourer, Ibrahim Bello, to three months in prison for stealing a wrapper worth N7,000.
The convict, who resides at Angwan Hausawa, Karu, Abuja, had pleaded guilty for criminal trespass and theft, but begged for leniency.
The judge, Anas Isah, however, gave the convict an option of N8,000 fine.
The prosecutor, Ayotunde Adeyanju, told the court that one Bilikisu Mohammed of Karu Market, Abuja, reported the matter at the Karu Police Station on May 27.
According to him, the convict criminally trespassed into the complainant’s shop at Karu Market, Abuja, pretended to be a customer, but stole a wrapper worth N7,000.
Mr Adeyanju said that during investigation, the police recovered the stolen wrapper from him.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened Sections 348 and 287 of the Penal Code Law.