A 30-year-old conductor has been sentenced to six months imprisonment by an Abuja Grade 1 Area Court for snatching a handbag from a woman in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council of the FCT.
Mukailu Abubakar of Phase 3 junction, Kubwa, was convicted for theft, an offense contrary to section 287 of the Penal Code.
The police prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun had told the court that the complainant, Zainab Shuaibu of Phase 3, on September 7, reported at the Kubwa police station that the accused, on same date, acted in a dubious manner and snatched her handbag.
He said the bag contained make-up materials valued at N26,000, a Blackberry phone valued at N70,000, Nokia phone valued at N25,000, gold jeweries valued at N110,000, power bank valued at N7,000, cash sum of N36,000 and other items without her consent.
According to the prosecutor, the said the items were recovered from the accused during police investigation.
When the charge was read to the accused, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months imprisonment by the judge, Mohammed Marafa, with an option of N20,000 fine.