The wages of sin: Man gets 90 days in jail for robbing church

by ‘Jola Sotubo

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A man who robbed a church in Abuja has met his Waterloo as he has been sentenced to spend 90 days in prison for his crime.

Awwalu Ali was yesterday sentenced by an Abuja Magistrate court to 90 days imprisonment for stealing a toilet door at the Calvary Faith Baptist Church, Life Camp, Abuja.

According to reports, the magistrate said that Ali’s punishment would serve as a deterrent to others. He however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N2,500.

Earlier, prosecutor Simon Emmanuel told the court that one Adebiyi Laniyan of the Calvary Baptist Church reported the crime at the Life Camp Police Station on August 24.

Emmanuel said the convict broke into the church compound and removed the door to the toilet, but was arrested before he could escape with it.

The 20-year-old Ali of Pape village pleaded guilty to the charge and urged the court to pardon him.

“I am a family man with a wife and two children; they will starve to death if I go to jail, please, have mercy on me, my Lord,” he said.

 

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