A 32-year old applicant, Ahmed Hassan, has been sentenced to one month imprisonment by an Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court for wearing shoes into a mosque in Nyanya. The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Nkwadimi Buba, however, gave Hassan an option of N2,000 fine. Earlier, the police prosecutor, Cpl. Silas Nanpan, had told the court that the crime was reported to the Nyanya Police Station on Nov. 26 by one Umar Safe of Tipper Garage, Nyanya. Nanpan said that the convict on Nov. 25 trespassed into the mosque and lay down there with his shoes on, knowing that the act was un-Islamic. The convict could not give a satisfactory account of his action, he said, adding that the offence of criminal trespass contravened Section 348 of the Penal Code. When the case came up for mention, Hassan pleaded guilty to the charge but begged the court for leniency. Delivering judgment, Buba sentenced the convict to one month imprisonment with an option of N2,000 fine.