Abuja: Man gets 5 strokes for attempting to steal tyre cover

Kubwa Area Court has ordered that Mustapha Abubakar, 25, be given five strokes of the cane

A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, on Friday ordered that five strokes of the cane be given to a 25-year-old man, Mustapha Abubakar, for attempting to steal a jeep tyre cover.‎

Abubakar of no fixed address had pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of criminal trespass and attempt to commit an offence.

The judge, Mr Mohammed Marafa, also warned Abubakar to desist from committing crime, adding that if brought back to court again, he would face the consequences.

The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, had told the court that Abubakar criminally trespassed into a compound along pipeline, Kubwa, Abuja on November 18.

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He said that Abubakar was arrested while attempting to steal a jeep tyre cover, adding that the offence contravened Sections 346 and 95 of the Penal Code.

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