An unemployed man who confessed to burgling a provision shop in Abuja and staying back to prepare fried eggs to eat was on Wednesday sentenced to 12 strokes of the cane for stealing.
Mr Gambo Garba, the Presiding Judge of Upper Area Court in Zuba, Abuja, gave the order to the convict, Yakubu Nasiru of Dakwa, Abuja who begged that he was hungry when he burgled the shop.
Garba while sentencing him warned the convict to desist from committing crimes and to find legitimate means of earning a living.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr. Chinedu Ogada, had told the court that on Dec. 14, a complainant, Aminu Lawal, also of Dakwa, Abuja, reported to the police that the convict burgled his shop.
Ogada said the convict stole eggs, butter, three loaves of bread, Nono satchet milk and N1,850 from the shop in Dakwa.
He said the convict confessed to the offence during police investigation, adding that some dangerous weapons were found on him.
The convict told the court that he was hungry and had to burgle the shop and stole the items, adding that he stayed back in the shop to prepare the eggs.