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For Stealing Cat Fish From A Pond In Abuja, 2 Men Jailed For 6 Weeks

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For Stealing Cat Fish From A Pond In Abuja, 2 Men Jailed For 6 Weeks

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April 4, 2016 – For Stealing Cat Fish From A Pond In Abuja, 2 Men Jailed For 6 Weeks

A Gudu Upper Area Court in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday sentenced two men to six weeks each in prison for stealing fish from a pond.

The convicts, Samuel Mamman, 22 and Jaffaru Bashir, 23, both of Berger Yard junction, Games Village, Abuja, pleaded guilty to the charges of criminal conspiracy and theft.

The offences contravened sections 97 and 287 of the Penal Code.
Presiding Officer of the court, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, who sentenced the men after they both pleaded guilty and begged for leniency, however, gave them a fine option of N4, 000 each.

Kagarko also advised the convicts to desist from engaging in criminal activities and engage in honest paid job.

He said that the parties could appeal to the High Court within 30 days if they were dissatisfied with the verdict.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Rebecca Odunjide, had told the court that Patrick Okoh of plot 112 AMAC Layout, Lugbe, reported the matter at the Wuye Police Station on March 27.

Odunjide said that the convicts were caught using a fishing net to steal fish from the pond.

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11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. Maryf

    April 4, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    This is funny, I have always said that people don’t cut their coat according to their size. Be contended with what you can honestly provide for yourself and family. Crayfish of N100 and snail you picked in the bush can easily replace catfish. They all work thesame thing in the body. I don’t know why all these petty stealing is happening any how these days.

  2. Olanrewaju

    April 4, 2016 at 6:33 PM

    Must you eat cat fish,there are other fish which is not expensive. You just tarnish your image

  3. Metu Nyetu

    April 4, 2016 at 7:20 PM

    The thing is that because of mere catfish, you have given yourself a parmanent taint.

  4. Amazon

    April 4, 2016 at 8:31 PM

    Catfish kwaa?? Some people are really funny

  5. fifelomo

    April 4, 2016 at 8:51 PM

    Eeeeeee because of catfish chai! Come to think of it, this is very funny. After paying 4k fine option or go to 6wks jail, u still lose your job. Why would u steal catfish?

  6. fifelomo

    April 4, 2016 at 8:52 PM

    Eeeeeee because of catfish chai! Come to think of it, this is very funny. After paying 4k fine option or go to 6wks jail, u still lose your job. Why would u steal catfish?

  7. sola olaniyi

    April 4, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    most Nigerian youth lack contentment

  8. Prophet Gbenga Rotimi "KINI IWO NFE"

    April 4, 2016 at 10:21 PM

    How many year are they giving those that steal Nigeria billion’s of naira?, is a pity that those people that steal billion’s of nigeria money were enjoying it and the one that steal cat fish is jailed, is not that am supporting crime act but let there be true jugdes.
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  9. David

    April 5, 2016 at 4:17 AM

    Nigeria full of bundle of jokes. How can you send somebody to jail for stealing mere catfish, then allow politicans that are looting nation’s treasury to go scot free. The so called nigeria constitution and judiciary system only flexes its muscle when it comes to a poor man.

    • Metu Nyetu

      April 5, 2016 at 8:44 AM

      You can say that again@David. But the truth is that the fish thief deserve being punished.

  10. sharon stone

    April 5, 2016 at 2:54 PM

    just ordinary catfish equal to 6week jail why our politicians dat steal millions of naira equal tout go scot frère.

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