One Abacha Ali reported the disappearance of his generator at Apo Police Station on August 1.

After investigation, the police discovered that Monday Yomi criminally trespassed into the complainant's workshop at NEPA Junction Apo and stole his welding generator set.

The prosecutor, Conatus Abah said that during police investigation, the convict admitted stealing the power generator.

He also confessed that he sold it for N8,000 to one Agada who is now at large.

The Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced the 21-year-old suspect to two weeks imprisonment for stealing.

Yomi, who resides at NEPA Junction, Apo District of the FCT had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft and begged for lenience.

He pleaded with the court to pardon him saying that he was not with his right senses when he stole the generator.

Perhaps because of his plea, Magistrate Aishatu Ibrahim gave the convict an option of N5,000 fine, and also ordered him to pay a compensation of N40,000 to the nominal complainant.

She said that the convict should either return the generator set or pay the compensation on or before September 30.

The offence contravenes sections 348 and 287 of the Penal Code.