A Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old carpenter, Matthew Stephen, to three months in prison for stealing a Point Of Sale ( POS ) machine after he pleaded guilty to a charge of theft.
He also ordered Stephen to pay N43,000 to the complainant as compensation.
The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, had earlier told the court that the matter was reported by Fitzpatrick Nwachukwu of Odot Close, Kubwa, Abuja at Kubwa Police Station on December 31, 2017.
He said Stephen trespassed into the complainant’s garden on December 31, 2017 and stole the POS and the sum of N43,000 cash.
He added that the POS machine was recovered from Stephen, an offence which contravened Section 288 of the Penal Code.
Stephen had begged the court for leniency.