A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court sitting in Abuja has ordered that a certain Kabiru Badamasi be given six strokes of the cane as punishment for stealing a bag of beans worth 15K.
Badamasi of Gwagwa Karmo village, Abuja, was sentenced on a two count charge of theft. The judge, Abubakar Sadiq said he decided to be lenient because Badamasi pleaded guilty and saved the court the pains of a protracted prosecution.
The prosecuting counsel, Mr Dalhatu Zannah, had told the court that one Abdullahi Mohammed of Jiwa, Abuja, reported the matter at Karmo Police Station on January 23 after Badamasi entered his shop without permission and made away with one bag of beans.
He said the convict was arrested by the police at Agura Junction as he was about selling the beans. Zannah added that during police investigation and interrogation, the convict admitted committing the offence.