A car wash attendant, Abubakar Ibrahim, was on Wednesday sentenced to one year imprisonment for stealing a phone and other property worth N285,000 from two customers’ cars.
Magistrate I. A. Idowu of the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court convicted Ibrahim, 32, following his guilty plea to two counts of stealing.
Magistrate Idowu, after listening to the review of the facts presented by the prosecution counsel, Friday Mameh, sentenced Ibrahim to six months imprisonment on each count.
She held that the sentence, which was without an option of fine, would take effect from the date of arraignment and would run consecutively.
Mameh had earlier told the court that Ibrahim committed the offences on November 20, 2018, around 7am at Block 9 Car Park, Obalende Police Barracks, Lagos.
He said Ibrahim stole a laptop charger worth N100,000 and the sum of N100,000 kept inside a Lexus Sports Utility Vehicle with number plate RD 12 AB, brought by one Goddy Osuji, for the convict to wash.
He further told the court that the convict also stole a Samsung mobile phone worth N85,000, belonging to another complainant, one Mike Onaise.
According to the prosecutor, the convict stole the items while he was asked to wash the cars.
He said the offences contravened Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.