Thursday, 5 December 2013

28-Year-Old Man Jailed For Stealing Shoes Of Worshipers From Mosque

A 28-year-old man, Isah Abdullahi has been sentenced by the lower court in Abuja to four months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing shoes in a mosque. Isah Abdullahi from Utako village was found guilty by the Abuja Grade 2 Area Court in Kado on Wednesday over the theft of seven pairs of shoes. Mr Ahmed Ado, the presiding judge, sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to the one-count charge. Abdullahi was not given an option of fine. Ado said that Abdullahi was a heartless man, having stolen from a mosque. He said that if anyone could go to a church or mosque to steal, it meant that the person was heartless and could do worst things anywhere. The prosecutor, Sgt. Simeon Ibrahim, had earlier told the court that Abdulrazak Abdullahi, the Chief Imam of Utako Village Mosque, Abuja, lodged a report against the accused at the Utako Police Station. Ibrahim said the complainant reported that the convict had, while the Isha’i prayer was going on inside the mosque, formed criminal intention and dishonestly stole seven different pairs of shoes. He said the shoes belonged to the worshipers who had come to the mosque for prayers. The convict was caught red-handed. The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 287 of the Penal Code. Ibrahim said that the shoes had been recovered from the convict and that he confessed to stealing them.

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