by Akan Ido
Mohammed Lawal, a 52-year-old man yesterday bagged a 6-month jailterm for stealing from Senator Emmanuel Nkwocha in an Abuja hotel recently.
Lawal was said to have 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 his act was noticed by the victim.
Abdullahi Adamu, the police prosecutor, told the court that 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, contravenes the provisions of Section 287 of the Penal Code.
Magistrate Ann Akobi, who presided over the case at the Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court 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.