Written by Ere-ebi AGEDAH

Electrician bags six weeks jail time for defrauding pastor

Gabriel Aboh, a 23-year-old electrician, has been sentenced to six weeks imprisonment by an Abuja Grade 1 Area Court for attempting to defraud a pastor in Kubwa.

Aboh was convicted for criminal trespass and inciting public disturbance which are offences that contradict sections 348 and 114 of the Penal Code.

Police prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, told the court that the complainant, Rev. Ibrahim Dauda of St. James Anglican Church, Gbazango, on March 1, reported at the Kubwa police station of how the accused entered into the church premises and remained there with intention to commit an offence.

He said Aboh claimed to be a Muslim that wanted to convert to Christianity, all in attempt to defraud the pastor or the church, an act that could have led to incitement and disturbance of public peace.

When the charges were read to the accused, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six weeks imprisonment by the magistrate, Mohammed Marafa, with an option of fine of N6,000.

Also three security guards have been arraigned before the Grade 1 Area court over an alleged negligence which led to the loss of a N1.7million Toyota Corolla salon car in PW area of Kubwa.

The accused, all of PW, have been charged with negligent conduct.

The prosecutor, Abba Zurumi, told the court that the complainant, Saleh Musa of same address, on January 3, reported at the Dutse Alhaji police station, of how he employed the accused as security guards, and entrusted all properties in the area to their custody.

He said the accused however failed to take charge by leaving the environment unattended to, which resulted to the theft of his Toyota Corolla salon car valued at N1.7million, thereby causing him wrongful loss.

When the charge was read to the accused, they pleaded not guilty and were granted bail in the sum of N1.8million with one reasonable surety each, one who must be a civil servant resident within the court jurisdiction.

The case was adjourned to April 12, for hearing.

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