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18-year-old boy to be caned 10 strokes for stealing N320, 000 phone

18-year-old boy to be caned 10 strokes for stealing N320, 000 phone

A teenager, Yahaya Ibrahim, is to get 10 strokes of the cane for breaking into a house and stealing a phone.

A court in Abuja gave the sentence on Wednesday, March 29, following a guilty plea by 18-year-old Ibrahim, who resides at Mab Global junction, Gwarinpa estate, Abuja. He was charged on two counts.

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18-year-old boy to be caned 10 strokes for stealing N320, 000 phone

The presiding judge, Abubakar Sadiq, said that the light punishment was because Ibrahim saved the court from a prolonged trial, but hoped that it would serve as a deterrent to others.

Sadiq also warned the teenager to desist from committing anymore crime.

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The prosecutor, Dalhatu Zannah, told the court that Ibrahim committed the offences on Saturday, February 4, at 5:00am

He said Ibrahim broke into the apartment of Stella Ihunno and stole her Samsung Galaxy 6 Edge while she was asleep.

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Zannah added that the accused stole the phone worth N320, 000 on Thursday, March 16. He said that the police recovered the phone from Ibrahim during an investigation.

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