December 2, 2022

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Scavenger luggage 12-month jail for destroying AEDC’s fence


A Grade I Space Courtroom in Abuja has sentenced a scavenger, Awal Abdullahi, to 12 months imprisonment for destroying Abuja Electrical energy Distribution Firm (AEDC)’s transformer fence and stealing.

The police charged Abdullahi, 22, of Chikakore junction Byazhin, Abuja with mischief and theft, and he pleaded responsible to the cost and begged for leniency.

The Decide, Sulyman Ola, in his judgement on Monday, gave the convict an choice to pay a wonderful of N40,000.

He additionally ordered the convict to pay N50, 000 compensation for the broken fence, and warned him to desist from committing crimes.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Chinedu Ogada,  had instructed the court docket that the convict dedicated the offence on August 1 and was caught and delivered to the Kubwa Police for correct investigation.

Ogada mentioned on the identical date at about 6: a.m., the convict criminally and maliciously broke into the AEDC transformer fence price N 50,000 and stole the transformer cowl.

He mentioned throughout police interrogation and investigation, the convict couldn’t give a passable account of his motion.

The prosecutor mentioned the transformer covers had been recovered from the convict and the offence contravened the provisions of sections 327 and 287 of the Penal Code.

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