A Gudu Upper Area Court , Abuja, on Tuesday sentenced a 35 – year – old driver , Mammuda Abubakar , to four strokes of the cane for stealing a pair of sandals.
The Judge , Alhaji Umar Kagarko , warned Abubakar to desist from committing crime.
The convict , who pleaded guilty , begged the court to have mercy on him , saying he stole the sandals because of hunger.
Abubakar , a resident of Area 1 , Garki , Abuja, was convicted on a two- count of criminal trespass and theft.
Earlier , the Prosecutor, Ogubwe Fidelis , told the court that Abubakar criminally trespassed into the house of one Mohammed Dauda on March 11 and stole a pair of sandals , valued at N2 ,500.
He said that the sandals were recovered from the convict during police investigations.
The offences contravened Sections 348 and 287 of the Penal Code.