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A man sentenced to 8 months imprisonment over attempt to steal a car windscreen

A Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Wednesday sentenced one Dauda Kwaji, 20, to eight months imprisonment for attempting to steal a car windscreen.

The Magistrate, Fatima Bukar, however gave him an option to pay N8, 000 fine.
Bukar also warned him to desist from committing crimes.
The convict who is a resident of Dape, Abuja, was convicted on a two-count charge of criminal trespass and attempt to commit an offence.
The convict prayed the court to temper justice with mercy.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Haruna Musa, told the court that one Bala Yakubu of Tipper Garage Abuja, reported the matter at the Wuse Police Station on June 9.

Musa said that on the same date, while the complainant was on patrol at night in the garage, he caught the convict trying to steal a car windscreen.
He said that the defendant was apprehended in the process and during police investigation two sharp knives were recovered from him and he admitted to the crime.
The prosecutor said that the offences were punishable under Sections 348 and 95 of the Penal Code.

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