Stolen Phone Lands 19-Year Old In Jail
Phone calls to Isah Shaibu (if any) in the next one month will be received behind bars as the 19-year-old has been sentenced to jail by the Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja on Friday.
Shaibu bagged one- month imprisonment for being in possession of a mobile phone that was not his.
A native of Waru village in Abuja, the 19-year old was convicted of being in possession of property suspected to be stolen.
The Upper Area Court Judge, Mr Umar Kagarko, passed the sentence after the convict pleaded guilty.
Kagarko, however, gave the convict an option of N6, 000 fine and ordered that the recovered mobile phone be handed over to its owner within six months.
“If the owner of the phone is not traced within six months, it should be sold in public auction and the proceeds be paid into the account of the Federal Government,’’ he said.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Joshua Ayanna, had told the court that the convict was arrested by the police on April 12.
He said the arrest was made during their investigations into the alleged killing of one Dr Ibrahim Kashim in Waru community.
“The convict was found with a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone, which he could not give a reasonable explanation of how he came in possession of it,’’ Ayanna said.
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