A Magistrates’ Court in Minna on Tuesday sentenced a 25-year-old security guard, Musa Isah, to three months imprisonment for stealing N500 from an accident victim.
Isah was arraigned on a count of theft, contrary to Section 287 of the Penal Code.
The Police Prosecutor, Insp. Gunduma Ibrahim, told the court that the convict, residing at M.I. Wushishi Estate in Minna committed the offence on July 15 at about 4 p.m.
Ibrahim said the convict went to a fatal accident scene in Minna under the guise of rescuing the victims.
The prosecutor said that instead of assisting the accident victims, the convict searched the lifeless body of one of the victims and removed N500 from the victim.
Ibrahim said that Isah was arrested on the spot and taken to a nearby police station for prosecution.
When the charge was read to him, he pleaded guilty and begged the court for leniency.
The prosecutor urged the court to sentence Isah, based on his plea in line with Section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The Magistrate, Mrs Mariam Kings, sentenced Isah to three months imprisonment, saying, however, that he could pay a fine N20, 000 in the alternative.