Man Sentenced to Life for Stealing Handset

A 27 year old peasant farmer, Gambo Simeon, was on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Maiduguri high court for forcefully collecting a Nokia handset, valued at N4,500 and the sum of N17, 000 from one Moses Jande.

According to the case presented to the court by the prosecution, Gambo, together with an accomplice, one Musa Aminu who is still at large, had, in April, 2009, attacked their victim, Moses Jande on his way from work at Wamdeo town in Borno State. They were armed with a cutlass and stick.

The prosecution counsel also told the court that the handset, which was tendered as exhibit, was recovered from Simeon after his arrest by the police. Simeon was charged for robbery under section 298(b) of the penal code law of Borno state.

Presiding judge, Justice Pindar Haruna Ngadda, who convicted the accused, said “I agree with the prosecution that the most important thing in this case is the prove of theft of things stolen and not really the value of the property and the prosecution has proved this by the exhibit.” The justice then sentenced Gambo to life imprisonment in accordance with section 298(b) of the penal code laws of Borno State.


  • Na wa o…dis is unfair,wat wuld den happen to all those politicians and big men dat embezzle naija money??…it wuld death sentence!! May Allah help us..

  • this is real stupidity 4 dose in justice…wat ve dey done 2 d politicians dat were stealin millions of naira evryday-absolutely nofin,d common man is nw d target..i’m sure d man must ve stolen d fone due 2 d absence of his basic needs nd necesities…wat a life

  • Dont mind D̶̲̥̅̊α̲̅τ̲̅ judge ​​ΨђåƮ σ̲̅f̲̮̲̅͡ those D̶̲̥̅̊α̲̅τ̲̅ steal our money their ȋ̝̊̅ڪ another punishment t̶̲̥̅̊ợ̣̣̇̇̇ give D̶̲̥̅̊α̲̅τ̲̅ guy. Nigerians which way forward.

  • This is a stupidity trait. U see those thieves uncatch and begin 2 punish the innocent souls just bcos of what. And we are praying 4 the goodness sake of our country, now tell me when would such prayer be answered?.

  • If u treat a handset thief this way, how come those high way robbers caught in d very act are sentenced to 2-5yrs imprisonment? How come kidnappers are still in prison, hoping to be free some day? How come political thieves ‘re still in their offices, free as air? May God forgive u (judge) for dis injustice u have done.

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