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Man bags 6 months for stealing mosque equipment

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By Cyril Mbah, Abuja

A 24-year-old labourer, Stephen Nanzhi, was sentenced to six months imprisonment by an Abuja Upper Area Court sitting in Zuba on Friday for stealing a loudspeaker from a mosque at the Hajj Pilgrimage Camp in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.

Nanzhi, who resides in Bassa village, Gwagwalada, was charged with theft and he pleaded guilty to the offence, claiming that it was hunger that pushed him to steal.

The judge, Gambo Garba, sentenced Nanzhi summarily because he pleaded guilty to the charge and begged for leniency.

Garba, however, gave Nanzhi an option to pay a fine of N20, 000 and warned him to desist from crimes in the future.

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