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Labourer Faces 5 Months Jail Terms For Stealing Winning Tickets In Abuja

The convict broke into a betting shop in Lugbe zone 6 and stole N33, 600 in winning tickets and N61, 350 in cash. On Tuesday, a laborer named James Idoko was sentenced to five months in prison for breaking into a betting shop and stealing winning tickets by an Upper Area Court in Mpape, Abuja.

Idoko pleaded guilty to robbery and was convicted by Judge Marafa Mohammed.

A fine of N30,000 was offered to the prisoner by Mohammed. He also ordered the prisoner to pay N94,950 in compensation to the nominal plaintiff.


Earlier, the prosecutor, Stanley Nwaforaku, told the court that the convict broke into a betting shop in Lugbe zone 6 and stole winning tickets worth N33, 600, and cash worth N61, 350.


During the police investigation, the prisoner was found with one of the company tickets and confessed to the crime, according to Nwaforaku.


Nduka Nwafor of Tundun Wada, Airport Lane, Abuja, reported the matter to the Trade More Division, he said.


He said the offense violated the Penal Code's sections 97 and 288. (National Association of Nurses)

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