A Karmo Grade I Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced one Stephen Musa to three months’ imprisonment for stealing a police officer ‘s television set, phones and laptops valued at N 1.5 million.
Magistrate Inuwa Maiwada, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N11,000.
Musa, who has no fixed address, was arraigned on a three-count charge bordering on house breaking, theft and mischief to which he pleaded guilty.
Earlier, the prosecutor counsel, Mrs Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that the convict, on Sept. 25, at 11:45p.m., broke into the house of ASP Musa Maina but was arrested.
Ukagha said that during police investigation, the convict confessed that he broke into the same house in August and made away with LG television, phones and laptops.
She added that Musa also confessed to have stolen four generators and buckets.
She also said that the convict confessed that he had been arrested for stealing.
The offences contravene the provisions of Section 346, 287 and 327 of the Penal Code.