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Housewife sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for theft

Zuba  – A Zuba Grade 1 Area Court on Friday sentenced a housewife, Husseina Danhadejia, of Yimi village, Abuja to three months imprisonment for stealing and selling her husband’s property.

The presiding judge, Malam Alhassan Kusherki, handed down the sentence after Danhadejia had pleaded guilty to the one count charge of theft.

Kusherki, however, gave the convict an option to pay N15,000 fine.

Danhadejia was charged with stealing a mattress, a bag of rice, two DVD players and a bed sheet.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Momoh Ibrahim, had told the court that one Abubakar of Yimi village Zuba, Abuja reported the matter at the Zuba Market Police Outpost on April 4.

“The complainant returned from work and discovered that his wife had stolen his property.

“They included a bag of rice valued N12,000, one mattress worth N20,000, a bed sheet and two DVD players valued N6,000.’’

He said during police investigation, the convict admitted committing the crime.

“She sold some of the stolen items to Binta Isa of the same address.’’ (NAN)


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