A Wuse Zone Six Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday sentenced a 32-year-old plumber, Bartholomew Manassah, to four months imprisonment for attempted car theft.
The Magistrate, Linda Chidama, convicted Manassah after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of attempted theft.
Chidama, before sentencing the convict, asked him to show cause why he should not be convicted by the court.
Manassah, however, could not show any cause, he rather proceeded to ask for forgiveness.
Chidama said, “having admitted to the offence charged against you and having failed to show cause why you should not be convicted, I hereby convict you of the offence and sentence you to four months in the police detention facility without the option of fine.”
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Okonko Udoh, had told the court that the convict was arrested by some DSS operatives while he was attempting to steal the car on Dec. 12, 2019.
Udoh said the convict, a resident of Area 1, Garki, Abuja on the same date was caught with a pair of scissors as he was attempting to open a Honda Accord car with registration number BDA 612 AY, parked at Ekiti Close, Area 1, Garki, Abuja.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 288 of the Penal Code Law.
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