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Court jails scavenger

A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja yesterday sentenced a 23-year-old scavenger, Abass Sanusi, to six months’ imprisonment for dangerous joint act, criminal trespass and attempt to commit theft.

The judge, Abubakar Sadiq, however, gave the convict an option of N6,000 fine.

Sadiq advised the convict to desist from committing crimes, saying the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others.

The convict pleaded guilty to the offence and urged the court to temper justice with mercy.

The Prosecutor, Zannah Dalhatu, told the court that Saad Mohammed reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station, on Sunday.

He said the convict and two others at large tried to steal a generating set  and were caught.

Two other accomplices, he added, escaped.

He said the offence contravened sections 79, 348 and 95 of the Penal Code.

The Nation