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2 teenagers get 2 months imprisonment each for stealing car batteries

A Karshi Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, sentenced two teenagers, Simon Samuel, 19 and John Alias, 18, to two months imprisonment each for stealing two car batteries.

The convicts, of Kugbo, Abuja, had pleaded guilty to a three-count charge of criminal breach of trust, theft and belonging to gang of thieves.

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In their guilty plea, the convicts begged for leniency.

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The judge, Muhammed Anas, gave the convicts an option of N5,000 fine each.

The prosecutor, Ayotunde Adeyanju, had told the court that the complainant, Alex Nwosu, of Old Karu Street, Nasarawa State, reported the matter at the Karu Police Station, Abuja, on April 8.

“The complainant alleged that on same date, the convicts who were employed at Kugbo Mechanic Village, Kugbo, as security guards, conspired and dishonestly stole his two car batteries.

“During police investigation, bunches of different car keys were recovered from the convicts.

“It was discovered also that the convicts have been using the keys in opening cars belonging to innocent victims with the aim of stealing their valuables,” Adeyanju said.

He said the offences contravened sections 79, 314, 287 and 306 of the Penal Code. (NAN)

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