Before the judgement was delivered on Tuesday at a Grade 1 Area Court Karmo, Abuja, Usman Abubakar, had pleaded guilty to his offence.

He also prayed the court to temper justice with mercy, claiming that the devil pushed him to the crime.

He even promised to be more dedicated to his fish business at Kado fish market, Abuja.

But for obvious reasons, the Presiding judge, Abubakar Sadiq, stuck to the rule of law.

He sentenced him to six months imprisonment and did not give him any option of fine.

Sadiq said he must serve the punishment as deterrent to other would-be offenders and warned him to desist from such acts.

“Be dedicated to your business,” Sadiq told the convict.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Florence Auhioboh, told the court that one Ibrahim Buba, of 4th Avenue Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja, reported the matter at the Gwarimpa Police Station, on July 28.

Auhioboh said on that same date in Gwarimpa, the convict and one other person, who is now at large, attacked and threatened to kill him with a knife.

They collected N7, 000 cash and one Techno phone valued at N20, 000.

During police investigation, he confessed that his friend who is now at large, is in possession of the smart phone.

The prosecutor said that the offence is punishable under sections 79 and 292 of the Penal Code.

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