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Daily Trust, Abuja, 19 January 2016, p.26

Underaged brothers flogged for possession of cutlass, charms

By Emma Elekwa

Press cutting

Two underaged brothers were yesterday given five strokes of the cane each on the orders of an Abuja Grade 1 Area court for being in possession of a cutlass and charms in Gwarinpa, Abuja.

Kabiru Sani and Abubakar Sani of no fixed address were convicted for public nuisance and being in possession of dangerous weapons, offences that contradict sections 187 and 319A of the Penal Code.

The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun, had told the court that one Sgt. Garba Lawal and one other, both of the Nigerian Military attached to Major Gen. S.A. Audu of Gwarinpa Estate, arrested and brought the accused to Gwarinpa Police station, found to be in possession of a cutlass and charms behind their residence by the river side.

He said the accused, when questioned, could not give satisfactory account of themselves.

When the charges were read to the accused, they pleaded guilty and were ordered to be given five lashes of the cane by the judge, Mohammed Marafa.

Similarly, a 19-year-old labourer was on same day given six strokes of the cane by the same court for stealing two T-shirts in a shop in Kubwa, Abuja.

Ismaila Musa of Kaduna State, was convicted for theft, an offence that contradicts Section 287 of the Penal Code.

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Pulse, Lagos, 19 January 2016

In Abuja

Boy gets 12 strokes of cane sentence for theft



A Grade 1 Area Court in Nyanyan, Abuja, on Tuesday ordered that a 12-year-old boy be flogged 12 strokes for theft and trespass.

The Judge, Hassan Ishaq, gave the order after he pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of theft and trespass.

Ishaq also ordered the boy to clear the bush within the court's premises.

He advised the boy to be of good behavior, and enjoined his guardian, who was present in court, to train him properly.

The Prosecutor, Mr John Ijagbemi, told the court that the boy's neighbour, Ishaya Boniface, reported him at Nyanyan Police Station on Jan. 18.

Ijagbemi said Boniface told the police that he was sleeping in his apartment when the accused trespassed into his room and stole his Nokia handset valued at N8,500.

The prosecutor said that the handset was recovered from the accused during police investigation. He said the said offences contravened Sections 349 and 287 of the Penal Code.

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