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JUST IN: ABUJA MAN SENTENCED TO 3 MONTHS IMPRISONMENT FOR STEALING N2,000

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An Abuja based scavenger, Muhammed Hashim has been sentenced to three months imprisonment by a Grade 1 Area Court, sitting at Mpape, Abuja for stealing a sum on N2,000.

Delivering judgement on Thursday morning, Justice Salihu Ibrahim, sentenced Hashim, 20, after he pleaded guilty to forcefully collecting and stealing N2,000 from Ms Linda Matthew.

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Justice Ibrahim, however, gave the convict an option of N4,000 fine.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Prosecution Counsel, Edwin Ochayi, had told the court that the case was reported at Mpape Police Station by Mathew, who lives in Crushed Rock Area of Mpape, on Nov. 26.

Ochayi said that the convict and two others, now at large, conspired and accosted the complainant on a lonely path, forcefully collected her purse containing the sum of N 2,000, and made away with it.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 79 and 288 of the Penal Code.

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