Man, 26, steals cell phone in court


scale_of_justiceA Kaduna Sharia Court Two, Magajin Gari, on Friday ordered one Ayuba Haruna, 26, to be remanded in prison custody for two weeks after he admitted guilty to stealing a cell phone in the court.

The police prosecutor, Corporal Bitrus Kwaji, said the accused stole the phone belonging to the court’s clerk, Abdullahi Sani, on May 5.

“The cell phone, valued atN13,000, was kept on his table when he left to pray in the mosque, butwhen he came back, the phone was discovered stolen,” the prosecutor told the court.

He said a thorough search was conducted on those present and that the phone was discovered inside the inner pants of Haruna, who had escorted his sister to the court.

The prosecutor said that the offence was contrary to Section 287 of the Penal Code Law of Northern Nigeria.

The accused, Haruna of Unguwan Dosa area of Kaduna, pleaded guilty to the one count charge of stealing.

“I am really sorry, it was the work of the devil. I want the court to forgive me. I don’t know what pushed me to steal,” he pleaded.

The presiding officer, Khadi Ibrahim Inuwa, ordered the accused to be remanded in prison and adjourned the case to June 20, 2013, for judgement.



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