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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

See the two men that was jailed for stealing fish'

A Gudu Upper Area Court in the Federal Capital Territory, yesterday,  sentenced two men to six weeks each in prison for stealing fish from a pond.The convicts, Samuel Mamman, 22 and Jaffaru Bashir, 23, bothof Berger Yard junction, Games Village, Abuja, pleaded guilty tothe charges of criminal conspiracy and theft.The offences contravened sections 97 and 287 of the Penal Code.Presiding Officer of the court, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, who sentenced the men after they both pleaded guilty and begged for leniency, however, gave them a fine option of N4, 000 each.Kagarko also advised the convicts to desist from engaging in criminal activities, but rather  engage in honest jobs.He said that the parties could appeal to the High Court within 30 days.Earlier, the prosecutor, Rebecca Odunjide, had told the court that Patrick Okoh reported the matter at the Wuye Police Station on March 27.Odunjide said that the convicts were caught using a fishing netto steal fish from the pond.


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