July 21, 2016

30yrs Old Man Jailed for Stealing 2 Packets of Maggi in Abuja

A Lugbe Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Thursday sentenced a 30yrs old bricklayer Jeopardy John, to three months imprisonment for stealing two packets of Maggi cubes.

John, had pleaded guilty to a three-count of criminal trespass, housebreaking and theft.

He had pleaded; “I am sorry for the act I committed and I am pleading with the court not to send me to jail. It was hunger that made me to steal. For some time now I don’t have job, please sir forgive me and I promise not to steal again.’’

The judge, Garba Ogbede, however, sentenced the poor Nigerian, John to three months in prison with an option of payment of N15,000 fine.

Garba Ogbede also ordered that the recovered 2 packets of Maggi be returned to the owner.

According to the judge, the punishment would have been more severe if he had not pleaded guilty, and saved the court the pains of a prolonged prosecution.

NAN reports that the prosecuting counsel, Vivian Oporomo had told the court that on July 12, Eneojo of same address, reported the matter at the Iddo Police Station.

Misss Oporomo told the court that the convict broke into the complainant’s shop at about 1.30am and stole two packets of Maggi cubes, valued at N700 and one DVD player valued N10,000.

She said when the complainant caught the convict in his shop with the said items, he raised an alarm.

During police investigation and interrogation, the convict admitted to committing the offence.

The prosecutor said the offences contravene sections 342, 347 and 288 of the Penal Code.

Sadly, John was unable to pay N15,000 fine and was taken to Kuje Prison to serve 3 months in jail.

Welcome to Nigeria, where poor man wey steal Maggi dey go prison BUT rich man wey steal money will pay some of the best SANs in the country to dribble Judges for as long as they like. Hmmm!

14 comments:

samaila sulaiman said...

What a life. So sad for this person

inumidun said...

Hmmm, no fair justice in ds country @all @all..

eniola lawal said...

But politicians are stealing and getting away with it

Hembafan Tilley-Gyado said...

I'm telling you. Case of killing a fly with a sledge hammer!

Mujiya said...

Let one of the big thieves come and pay the 15K fine for him, it's just a drop in the ocean to them!

Hassan Aderemi said...

Though the judgement serves him better to serve as deterrent to others but the annoying part are the big thieves instead they coin the title looters for them, after stealing our money they will request for plea bargain, pay for the services of SANs & be set free to take selfie with their wive(s). If a thief, who stole 2 packet of Maggi is given 3,months jail term, those looters (big thieves) deserves life imprisonment.

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

There is no justice in Nigeria. Those looters are walking free on the street.

Anonymous said...

Nigerian judges are senior theft because the man has no money to bribe them that was why he was jailed if it has being those who stolen billions of dollars and naira they asked them to provide bail or sureties of small amount and they too see something to take home.

maryam sadisu said...

What a shameless country!

Raffy Deen said...

Not only walking on the street but with pride. If they can jail who stole 2 packet of maggi cubes 3 months how many months will they jail people that stole millions of naira.

Michael Amata said...

Ordinary maggi...

ats three said...

If only judges can be this zealous with the trials of big looters, our country would have been a whole lot better.

UMOLE IDRIS said...

A thief is a thief, if the small thief like that of 2 packets of Maggi (thief) if he have the opportunity to loot the Nation's treasure he may do worse.

The problem in this country is corruption, if you have money even when you steal it, you can buy your way through. No justices.

SPACO said...

Hahahaha, while people that looted billions are still moving around freely.