Security guard jailed 3 months for stealing his employer’s water heater

0

A Dei-Dei Grade I Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced a 21-year old security guard, Bulus Biza, to three months imprisonment for stealing his employer’s water heater.
Biza, who is from Shendam Local Government Area, was charged with theft.
The Area Court judge, Malam Saminu Suleiman however, gave Biza an option of N30,000 fine.
Suleiman ordered the convict to pay N530,000 in compensation to the complainant.
Biza had earlier pleaded guilty and begged the court for leniency.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr Olanipekun Babajide had earlier told the court that on Nov. 1 the complainant, Kelechukwu Umeyi of Gawrinpa Abuja, reported the matter at Galadima Police Station.
Babajide said that the convict criminally entered into the complainant’s house and also stole one mattress.
Babajide said that the convict sold all the stolen items for N19,000.
The prosecutor added that during police investigation, the convict made a confessional statement.
He told the court that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 289 of the Penal Code.