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.
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.
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.
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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