A Grade I Area court in the Dei-dei area of the federal capital territory (FCT), Abuja, on Thursday, sentenced David Alami, a 23-year-old student, to six months imprisonment for stealing a cell phone worth N110,000.


According to NAN, Alami was convicted and sentenced after pleading guilty to the theft charge.

Saminu Suleiman, the judge, however, gave him an option of an N30,000 fine and ordered him to pay Festus Olusa, the complainant, N110,000 as compensation.

Suleiman warned Alami to be of good behaviour and desist from committing crimes.


Earlier, Chinedu Ogada, the prosecution counsel, had told the court that Alami forcefully hijacked the complainant’s A05X Itel phone, valued at N110,000, from his hand on February 16 and ran away with it.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 288 of the Penal Code.

Alami, having pleaded guilty, begged the court for mercy, saying that he got drunk and misplaced the phone he stole.


He further pleaded with the court to give him time to pay the complainant back, adding that he was sorry and would not do such a thing again.

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