The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, passing the
judgement on Thursday, June 9, 2016,
reportedly gave the suspect, Mr John Okeke,
the option of fine in the sum of N8000, and
ordered that he be flogged six strokes of the
Alhaji Kagarko also advised Mr Okeke to avoid
criminal activities following the punishment
for his crime.
Mr Okeke was reportedly arraigned on a
three-count charge of criminal conspiracy,
criminal trespass and theft.
According to Vanguard, the Prosecutor,
Kufreabasi Ebong, disclosed to the court that
one Friday Ahmed of Wumba Village, Abuja,
was responsible for reporting the case at the
Apo Police Station on May 27, 2016.
Ahmed is reported to have claimed that Mr
Okeke conspired with one Onye, who is still at
large, and criminally trespassed into his room
and stole one Nokia telephone and one Itel
telephone valued at N10, 000 and N7, 000,
Mr Ebong also revealed that the telephones
have been recovered from Okeke during the
police investigations, adding that Mr Okeke’s
offence contravened Sections 97, 348 and 288
of the Penal Code.
Mr Okeke reportedly pleaded guilty, Pleading