Court jails man 6 weeks for stealing purse

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Abuja ? A Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, has sentenced a 49-year-old man, Ibrahim Jibril to six weeks imprisonment for stealing a purse.

Jibril of no fixed address pleaded guilty and was subsequently convicted on a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft levelled against him.

The judge, Mr Umar Kagarko, however, gave the convict an option of N6,000 fine.

Kagarko said he considered the convict’s age in giving him light sentence, and also because he did not waste the time of the court as he quickly admitted committing the crime.

Prosecutor Fidelis Ogbobe had told the court that on March 27, the convict “criminally trespassed into the building of the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF).

“He went into the office and stole a purse belonging to one Mrs Oloruyonu Maria, a staff of the office of the AGF.

“During police investigation, the said purse was recovered from…

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