35-year-old driver, Mammuda Abubakar has been sentenced to four strokes of the cane for stealing a pair of sandals by a Gudu Upper Area Court, Abuja, on Tuesday on Tuesday
The convict, who pleaded guilty, begged the court to have mercy on him, saying he stole the sandals because of hunger.
Abubakar, a resident of Area 1, Garki, Abuja, was convicted on a two-count of criminal trespass and theft.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Ogubwe Fidelis, told the court that Abubakar criminally trespassed into the house of one Mohammed Dauda on March 11 and stole a pair of sandals, valued at N2,500.
He said that the sandals were recovered from the convict during police investigations.
The offences contravened Sections 348 and 287 of the Penal Code.
The Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, warned Abubakar to desist from committing crime