A 35-year-old labourer, Shaibu Abas, has been sentenced to three months’ imprisonment for stealing a cell phone worth 64,000 Naira.

The prosecutor, Mrs Auhioboh Florence, had informed the court that on March 16, Victor Ubasi of No. 5 Adeyinki Adeoti Crescent, Wuse 2 Abuja, reported the case at Utako Police Station.

Florence said that the complainant parked his car opposite a beer parlour at Wuse 2, while the convict and his accomplices, now at large, forcefully opened the car and removed the item.

She said the accused and his gang stole a Tecno cell phone and ran away.

The prosecutor said that the convict was arrested and he confessed to have sold the cell phone at N18,000, to a fellow named Destiny at Wuse market.

Florence said that the item was yet to be recovered and the offences contravened Sections 79 and 288 of the Penal Code

The judge, Mr Abubakar sadiq, however, gave the convict N15,000 option of fine and warned him to be of good behaviour and desist from committing crimes after serving out his punishment.