Court sentenced Babangida to 12 strokes of cane for stealing yam
Zuba Upper Area Court in Abuja, on Friday, sanctioned a vendor, Hashirmu Babangida, to 12 strokes of cane for theft.
Babangida faced the ire of the law for stealing tubers of yam worth N596,000.
Delivering judgment, the judge, Gambo Garba urged Babangida to change his characters.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Mr Chinedu Ogada told the court that on Dec. 27, 2020, the complainant, Tanko John, reported the case at the Zuba Police Station.
Ogada told the court that on Dec. 26, Babangida trespassed into John’s farm, located in Zuba, Abuja, and stole tubers of yam worth N596,000.
He said that during police investigation and interrogation, Babangida admitted to committing the offence and the stolen yams were recovered from him.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 287 of the Penal Code.