A 52-year-old man, Mohammed Lawal was yesterday sentenced to a 6-month jail term for stealing from Senator Emmanuel Nkwocha in an Abuja hotel recently.
Mohammed Lawal reportedly pretended to beg from the Senator when he dipped his hand into the lawmaker’s pocket stealing an undisclosed amount of money. He was reported to have quickly dropped the money on the floor when he discovered the Senator was aware of his act.
According to the police prosecutor, Abdullahi Adamu, the crime was reported at Wuse Zone 3 Police Station by Abdullahi Kabiru of Prescort Village, Abuja on September 18, 2012. He said the accused had confessed to the crime which according to him is against the provisions of Section 287 of the Penal Code.
The presiding Magistrate, Ann Akobi sentenced the convict without an option of fine after listening to the First Information Report on the one-count charge to which the accused pleaded guilty at the Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court.