A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced a 21-year-old forager, Ibrahim Shehu, to one month imprisonment for stealing two tyre rims worth N96,000.
Shehu, a resident of Jabi Park, Abuja, was convicted on a count charge of theft, an offence he admitted committing.
The judge, Sadiq Abubakar, however, gave the convict an option of N5, 000 fine.
He said that the punishment would serve as deterrent to others.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr Dalhatu Zannah, told the court that one Haruna Samaila of Cross Country Motor Park, Utako, Abuja, reported the matter at the Utako Police Station on March 23.
Zannah told the court that the convict committed the offence on March 22 at Jabi area of Abuja at about 8:p.m
“He was, however, caught and handed over to the police.
“He confessed to the crime during police investigation and the stolen items were recovered from him,” he said.
The offence is punishable under Section 288 of the Penal code. (NAN)