Businessman sentenced to two-month community service for receiving stolen property



A 30-year-old businessma, Onyedikachi Ibe who operates at the Fruits Market in Zuba, has been sentenced to two months of community service by a Dei-dei Grade I Area Court in Abuja.

The sentence was handed down after Ibe pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property.

The judge, Saminu Suleiman, noted that the prosecution had successfully proven its case against Ibe and that his admission of guilt was a key factor in his conviction.

The sentence of community service is a reminder that the consequences of criminal behavior can extend beyond imprisonment.

He ordered the convict to perform the community service at the Zuba Police Station for the said period while warning him to desist from a life of crime and be of good behaviour.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Mr Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that one Kingsley Issac, arrested for stealing sandals, jeans trousers and a generator set on Feb.17 in Zuba, Abuja, implicated

Ibe in the crime.

Olanipekun said that Issac confessed that he sold the sandals to Ibe at the rate of N1,000.

The prosecution counsel added that during police investigations, the sandals were recovered from Ibe.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 317 of the Penal Code.

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