Usman also escaped from police detention

An Abuja Senior Magistrate Court,on Tuesday,sentenced 22-year-old Isah Usman of Kado village to 150 days imprisonment for receiving stolen property and escaping from lawful detention.

Police prosecutor Clement Egwu had told the court that Cpl. Kashim Muazo of Nigeria Police, Life Camp Division, arrested the accused with some stolen items on July 20.

Egwu said the items included three bags of rice, one Tiger generator, one tyre, one air conditioner and vehicle battery.

The accused was detained at Kado Village Police Outpost for further investigation, but he escaped from the cell.

Usman, however,pleaded guilty to the charge, adding, ?I am a family man with a child.?

Senior Magistrate Abdullahi Ilelah sentenced the accused to 150 days imprisonment with an option of N2,000 fine.

Ilelah expressed hope that the punishment would serve as deterrence to others with same intention.

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