A Kuje Upper Area Court, FCT, on Friday sentenced a 25- year-old labourer, Yahaya Musa, to three months in prison for stealing five bags of cement valued at N12, 500.
The police charged Musa, who lives on Funtaj Road area of Kuje, with two counts of joint act and theft.
The judge, Malam Abdulahi Abulkareem, who did not give him an option to pay fine, said the punishment would serve as deterrent as cases of theft was rampant in the area at the moment.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Doris Okoroba, told the court that one Surajo Adamu of AA1 Layout, Kuje, reported the case on Nov. 24, at the Kuje Police Station.
Okoroba said that the convict with one other now at large, stole five bags of cement from a building site belonging to one Sani Adamu, at Funtaj Road Area, Kuje.
The prosecutor said that the convict was arrested when he attempted to sell the bags of cement.
She said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 79 and 287 of the Penal Code. (NAN)