Musa Jimoh will be needing a lot of fanning to soothe the pain on his body right now after receiving five strokes of the cane for stealing a standing fan.

A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court on Friday sentenced the 30-year-old man to the punishment.

The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that Jimoh dishonestly stole a Binatone‎ standing fan from Peace Mass Transit Company, Mpape, Abuja, on April 8.

Jimoh took the fan to Byazhin Kubwa, Abuja, in an attempt to sell it but was caught and arrested on April 10 and the fan was recovered from him.

Jimoh pleaded for leniency, saying that he stole the fan in order to use the proceeds to travel for his late mother’s burial.

Perhaps the five strokes ruling was a product of the judge’s leniency.

The judge, Mohammed Marafa, warned Jimoh, who was charged with one count of theft, to be of good behaviour and to desist from committing crime.‎

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