A Magistrate Court sitting in Choba area of Port Harcourt in Rivers State, southern Nigeria, has sentenced one Muhammad Abdulahi to four years in prison with hard labour without an option of fine.

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Isreal Agbaesor, the Chief Magistrate, gave the sentence after Abdullahi pleaded guilty to burglary-related charges.

The Chief Magistrate held that Abdullahi committed a felony July 13 when he broke into the shop of Ngozika Ezeagu within Mgbuoba community in Obio-Akpor and stole sixteen pieces of wrapper, two Butterfly branded sewing machines, a cooking stove and an electric pressing iron.

Abdullahi was also accused of breaking into another shop owned by Mary Benson where he stole a Panasonic Television, an LG DVD player, one cooking stove, as well as sandals and slippers.

The convict was also alleged to have stolen six pieces of men pants, body spray, two car batteries, a basket, Cutlass, two sets of cooking pots, and torchlight, valued at over one hundred and thirty thousand Naira. Abdullah was believed to have sold the stolen items at cheap rates.

After listening to the charges and the guilty plea, the Chief Magistrate sent Abdulahi to four years in prison with hard labour.