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Carpenter remanded, pending sentencing for stealing zinc

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Carpenter remanded, pending sentencing for stealing zinc


A Minna Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered the remand of a 25-year-old carpenter, Masa’udu Abubakar, in prison, pending his sentencing for stealing aluminum zinc.

The Magistrates, Mrs Binta Rijau, remanded Abubakar afer he pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, criminal trespass, mischief and stealing.

Rijau adjourned the case until Sept. 3 for review of facts and sentence.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Thomas Peter, told the court that Mr Ibrahim Jibrin of Kangiwa, Minna reported the case at the police station on Aug. 16.

Peter said the defendant and one person still at large, entered the house of the complainant and stole three pieces of zinc valued at N5000.

When the charges were read to the defendant, he pleaded guilty and begged the court for leniency.

This prompted the prosecutor to ask the court to try him summarily in line with the provisions of Section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

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