Female Police Officer Faints In Court As Judge Jails Her Son For Stealing Noodles

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November 24, 2016 – Confusion As Policewoman Faints As Court Jailed Son For Stealing 3 Cartons Of Noodles In Abuja

Hungry Boy Jailed For Stealing Noodles In Abuja, Mother Faints In Court

A Magistrates’ Court sitting at Karu in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, yesterday sentenced a 20-year-old boy, Emmanuel Igwe, to one month imprisonment without any option of fine for stealing three cartons of noodles.

There was, however, a mild drama when Igwe’s mother, who is a policewoman, collapsed inside courtroom when the convict was jailed.

The prosecutor, Niang Domshak, told the court that the complainant, Kingsley Anike, reported the matter to Karu Police Station on November 18 and that following the report, the police swung into action and arrested the convict who lives at Jikwoyi Phase 2, Abuja. Domshak informed the court that the complainant accused the convict of stealing the three cartons of noodles from his shop at Karu market.

According to the prosecutor, the convict’s action contravenes sections 348, 287 and 306 of the Penal Code Laws. Igwe, who showed signs of remorse in the dock, also created a humorous atmosphere in court when he pleaded guilty to the charge. The convict begged the judge for mercy, saying that he was forced into the crime by hunger.

He said:

“Please ma, I stole the noodles because of hunger, I would not it again, I will change ma.” The defence counsel, Mahmud, also pleaded with the court to tamper justice with mercy, because his client was a first time offender.

The plea was, however, not considered as the magistrate, Mariam Bukola, sentenced him to one month imprisonment. The pronouncement, however, threw the court into commotion, when his mother collapsed in courtroom.

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7 thoughts on “Female Police Officer Faints In Court As Judge Jails Her Son For Stealing Noodles

  1. That sentence is commendable. A well armed robber does not just wake up in a day and immediately pick up rifle and start engaging in bloody armed robbery attack. Many that became more hardened armed criminals terrorizing the society started from stealing little things like this.

    So let him enjoy the company of other criminal gangs in the prison for the next one month so that he can come back to his right senses.

    Nigerians are still hoping to see a more robust and more tougher law that will eventually succeed in sending our looters to life imprisonment who are the main criminals and killers whose activities are more deadlier than a man with a machine gun on the street. Our looters money laundry effect is far reaching in that,it has led to the deaths of thousands of nigerian population. I personally believe their days are number.

  2. Hmmm, may God have mercy. Stole 3 cartons of noodles to spend 1month in prison without fine option. Its that too much?

    • *****! ONE MONTH IS TOO MUCH, ***** THEY SHOULD HAVE GIVEN HIM 2YEARS!!!! CRIMINALS, AFTER SOMETIMES HE WOULD PUSH DRUGS TO MALASYA OR SINGAPORE…. DESTROYING THE GOOD NAME OF NIGERIA!!! BECAUSE OF THESE GOATS FROM THE **** ANY COUNTRY YOU GO THEY SEE NIGERIANS TO BE 419..

  3. Heart of a mother ! It is such a pity because however bada child is and notwithstanding that a mother does not condone her child’s bad BEHAVIOUR, when a child cries, the mother naturally cries along.

  4. Yes I think 1 month is correct. He will use this time to reflect a lot on his life listen to his mum and change his ways. Then let them give back the noodles. When he comes out he will fully repent.

    I month is like going on a bible prayers retreat

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