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Ex Ghanaian Convict Jailed For Stealing Books In Abuja

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A Karmo Grade I Area Court on Thursday sentenced a Ghanaian, Hillary Rogeis, to five months in prison for stealing three sacks of assorted reading books valued at N200,000.

The police charged Rogeis and Ohadaka Linus who lives in Wuse Zone ll Abuja, with joint act and theft.

Rogeis pleaded guilty to stealing but Linus denied committing the alleged offence.

The judge, Inuwa Maiwada, sentenced Rogeis with out an option to pay a fine.

Maiwada also ordered the deportation of the convict upon completion of his jail term.

The judge admitted Linus to bail in the sum of N150, 000, with one surety in like sum after he pleaded not guilty to the charge leveled against him.

Maiwada ordered that the surety must be reasonable, reliable, reside within the court jurisdiction and their addresses must be verified by a court staff.

He also said that the surety must present copies of utility bills and identification cards.

Maiwada adjourned the case until May 6, for hearing

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Ijeoma Ukagha, told the court that one Isa, of Karamajiji Abuja, reported the matter at the Utako Police Station Abuja, on March 30.

Ukagha said that the complainant reported that Rogeis and Linus, broke into his store and stole books.

She said during police investigation two sacks of the books were recovered from them.

The prosecutor also alleged that Rogeis was an ex-convict, a notorious criminal.

Ukagha said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 79 and 288 of the Penal Code.




  1. Josiah Jude

    April 4, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    HE should be deported to his country before he start an harmed bandit group

    • Fifelomo

      April 5, 2019 at 10:01 AM

      @JJ, exactly my thought. With immediate effect he should be deported!

  2. iron bar

    April 5, 2019 at 1:20 AM

    i thought na only naija people de steal for accra..meanwhile una for jail am inside obasanjo massive library with a stern punishment to read all the books there within a year .next he go pick race wherever he sees a book.

  3. DB

    April 5, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    He stole books and jailed. What has happened to those actually looting the commonwealth and those going on killing spree? The Nigerian law is not blind at all. It can see clearly.

  4. Rosy

    April 9, 2019 at 1:21 PM

    books kwa? our country is so so annoying in terms for convicting. The core criminals are moving freely with body guards and the petty criminals are being jailed for stealing books. Funny though

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