Two men: Ikechukwu Udume, 25, and Kalu Okoro, 22, were sentence to 15 months’ imprisonment for stealing a bag by an Abuja Grade 1 Area Court in Karmo on Monday.
Udume and Okoro of no fixed address were convicted on a charge of stealing contrary to Sections 79 and 287 of the Penal Code.
The presiding judge, Abubakar Sadiq, passed the sentence when Udume and Okoro pleaded guilty to the charge.
He, however, gave them an option of N15, 000-fine and warned the convicts to desist from criminal activities.
The prosecuting counsel, Florence Auhioboh, had earlier told the court that one Chioma Andrew of Gora Village in Kaduna State reported the matter at the Utako Police Station on Sept. 4.
Auhioboh told the court that Udume and Okoro had gone to Jabi-Lagos Park in Abuja and stole a travelling bag belonging to Chioma Andrew on Sept.4 at 8 p.m.
She said during police investigation and interrogation, Udume and Okoro admitted to have committed the offence.
Auhioboh, however, said that following plea by one of the accused, the prosecutor prayed the court to try him summarily under Section 347 of the Administration of Criminal Justices Act, 2015.