Court jails man for stealing Bible in Abuja


A Grade I Area Court sitting in Kabusa, Abuja, has sentenced a 30-year-old painter identified as Zakaraya Usman to two months imprisonment for stealing.

Usman was accused of stealing four Bibles, 124 church membership forms, bottled water, and Caprisonne drinks.

The Prosecution Counsel, O. S. Osho, informed the court that the matter was reported by the Chief Security Officer of Living Faith Church, Durumi I branch, David Usman, at the Durumi Police Station.


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“Usman reportedly trespassed into the church, and was accused of stealing three mini bibles, one big bible, two bottles of water, 14 Caprisonne drinks, 18 testimonial certificates, 124 church membership forms, security jackets, two shirts, two handkerchiefs, bags and some cash.

“And all the items were recovered from him during the police investigation,” he said.

Usman pleaded guilty to the charge.

The Judge, Abubakar Sadiq, in his ruling, sentenced the defendant to two months imprisonment with an option fine of N10,000. And warned that the court would not be lenient on him if he commits such a crime again.

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