Man Arraigned For Stealing GSM Handset In Labour Room Convicted
A 22-year old man, Dele Ayo, arraigned before Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, for stealing an iphone 5C valued N110,000 has been summarily convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment.
Ayo who admitted committing the offence last Thursday at Kubwa General Hospital, also admitted that apart from the GMS handset, he stole the sum of N6,000 which belonged to Etchie Ann, a pregnant woman who was in the labour ward for delivery.
The judge of the Area Court, Mr Mohammed Marafa, who convicted and sentenced Dele Ayo to the six months imprisonment also gave him an option of N20,000 fine and warned him to desist from committing crimes.
The prosecutor, Mr John Okpa, had told the court that one Sunday Midah of Berger Camp, Kubwa, Abuja, who witnessed the stealing and stopped Ayo from escaping after he stole was the one who reported the matter at Kubwa Police Station.