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For stealing soup, man convicted to 4 strokes of cane

An Upper Area Court sitting in Abuja, the nation’s capital on Thursday sentenced one Ameh Abah to four strokes of the cane for stealing pepper soup worth N25, 000 from a woman’s fridge.

Presiding judge; Alhaji Umar Kagarko. also ordered that Abah to clean the court’s surroundings and warned him to desist from committing crime.‎

Abah, who was of no fixed address, was convicted for theft.

The prosecutor, Fidelix Ogbobe had told the court that one Eneh Aboje of ‘U.K’ Bar, Durumi, A‎buja, reported the matter at Durumi Police Station on July 15.

He said the plaintiff kept her fish and meat pepper-soup valued at N25, 000 ‎in the fridge but Abah stole them on July 13.

He said the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.

Abah , who pleaded guilty, however,  begged for leniency.

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