The Grade I Area Court of Karu, Abuja, sentenced a teenager, Hassan Matthew, to five months in prison on Wednesday for stealing a gas cylinder worth N5,000.
The judge, Inuwa Maiwada convicted Mathew after he pleaded guilty to breaking and entering and robbery.
Maiwada, who gave the convict an option of a fine of 30,000 nairas, warned him to desist from committing crimes.
The judge also ordered that the convict undergo in-depth religious studies in prison for a better character transformation.
Earlier, the prosecutor Ayotunde Adeyanju told the court that Sara Joseph from Kpeyegi, Abuja reported the matter to the Karu police station on 3 October.
He said the convict illegally entered Joseph’s store in Kugbo Mechanic Village, Abuja and stole a gas cylinder, valued at N5,000 on September 29.
The prosecutor said that the crime contravened the provisions of articles 348 and 288 of the Criminal Code Law.
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