An Abuja Senior Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday sentenced a 22-year-old man, Isah Usman, of Kado village, to 150 days imprisonment for receiving stolen property and escaping from lawful detention.
Police prosecutor Clement Egwu had told the court that Cpl. Kashim Muazo of Nigeria Police, Life Camp Division, arrested the accused with some stolen items on July 20.
Egwu said the items included three bags of rice, one Tiger generator, one tyre, one air conditioner and vehicle battery.
Muazo said the accused was detained at Kado Village Police Outpost for further investigation, but escaped from the cell.
The accused pleaded guilty to the charge, adding, ``I am a family man with a child''.
Senior Magistrate Abdullahi Ilelah sentenced the accused to 150 days imprisonment with an option of N2,000 fine.
Ilelah expressed the hope that the punishment would serve as deterrence to others with same intention.