How A Nigerian Man Landed In Prison Over Chewing Gum In Abuja

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Delivering judgment on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the judge, Ishaq Hassan, gave the convict an option of N10,000 fine and warned him to desist from committing crime, NAN reports.

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Adamu Habib, a 50-year-old man, has been sentenced to four months imprisonment.

He was sentenced by an Upper Area Court, Karu, Abuja for stealing two packs of chewing gum. 

The convict, who resides in Garki Village, pleaded guilty to theft.

Delivering judgment on Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the judge, Ishaq Hassan, gave the convict an option of N10,000 fine and warned him to desist from committing crime, NAN reports.

Mr Hassan also ordered the convict to pay N12,840 in restitution.

The Prosecution Counsel, Olarewaju Osho, told the court that the complainant, Joseph Sunday of Faxx Supermarket, Abuja, reported the matter at the Durumi Police Station on November 7.

Mr Osho said on October 18, the convict stole two packs of ”Orbit” gum, worth N12,840.

He said that during routine police investigation, the convict admitted to committing the offence.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of Section 287 of the Penal Code.

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