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Man gets 22 strokes of cane for stealing palm oil

A Mararaba Upper Area Court, in Nasarawa State, on Monday ordered that a 21-year-old phone repairer, Michael Adeku, be given 22 strokes of the cane for stealing four litres of palm oil.

Adeku, a resident of Yelwa Aso ‘B’, Mararaba, Nasarawa State, was convicted after pleading guilty to a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft.

The Judge, Mr Ibrahim Shekarau, warmed him to desist from such act.

“I, hereby order any of the court officials to give him 22 strokes of the cane,” he ordered.

Prosecutor Donald Heman, had told the court that the convict criminally trespassed into a shop belonging to Edwin Anunobi, at Calvary Road, Behind Police Station.

Heman said the convict entered the shop and stole four litres of palm oil valued at N4,500.

He said the offences contravened Sections 348 and 288 of the Penal Code.

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