On Tuesday, Abuja High court sentenced a teenager, Sadiq Abdullahi, to 15 months imprisonment for stealing his neighbour’s ATM card and withdrawing a sum of N30,000.
The judge, whose name is Inuwa Maiwada, however, did not give the convict an option of a fine, rather ordered that he should pay N10,000 as compensation and warned him to desist from committing crimes.
Sadiq Abdullahi who’s just an 18-year-old boy resides in Karu village, pleaded guilty to three counts of joint acts, criminal trespass and theft, but begged for leniency.
The victim whose name is Mary Trimiya reported thr case at the Karu Police Station on Sept. 9.
“The complainant (victim) alleged that the convict jointly conspired with one Praise at large criminally entered her room, stole her ATM card and withdrew N30,000 from her account.
After perpetrating the act and sharing the money, he said, the convict and his accomplice ran to an unknown destination, until he was seen and arrested on Sept. 5.
The offence, he said is contrary to and punishable under sections 79, 348 and 287 of the Penal Code.