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Court Jails Student For Stealing Spaghetti, Noodles

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An Upper Area Court in Gwagwalada, Abuja, on Thursday, sentenced a 19-year-old student, Hillary Yunana to four months imprisonment for stealing spaghetti and indomie from a shop.

The convict, a resident of Bassa village, along airport road, Abuja, was charged with burglary and theft.

In his ruling, the Judge, Sani Umar, sentenced Yunana after he pleaded guilty to the offence and begged the court for leniency.

Umar, however, gave the convict an option to pay N10, 000 for each of the offences, or serve a jail-term of two months each for the offences.

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He said that the sentence would run concurrently and warned him to desist from committing crime in the future.

The judge said the sentence would serve as deterrence to anyone who wants to tow that depraved path in the future.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Abudulahi Tanko, told the court the convict had broken and entered the shop of Gift Ugochukwu, of the same address on March 4.

Tanko said that the convict had stolen seven pieces of spaghetti, five pieces of indomie noodles and a cash sum of N10,000, all valued at N13,000, an offence that contravened the provisions of Sections 346 and 287 of the Penal Code.

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Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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