A Grade I Area Court sitting in Kabusa, Abuja has sentenced a painter identified as Zakaraya Usman to two months imprisonment for stealing four bibles, 124 church membership forms and other items.
The Prosecution Counsel, Mr O. S. Osho told the court in Kabusa Abuja, that the matter was reported at the Durumi Police Station by Mr David Usman, the Chief Security Officer of Living Faith Church, Durumi I branch.
Usman who reportedly trespassed into the church premises, was accused of stealing three mini bibles, one big bible, 14 Caprisonne drinks, two bottles of water, 18 testimonial certificates, and 124 church membership forms. He also stole security jackets, two shirts, two jackets, two handkerchiefs, two bags and some cash.
During the police investigation, all the items were recovered from him.
The Judge, Malam Abubakar Sadiq handed the sentence to the defendant after he pleaded guilty to the charge.
The 30-years-old man was given an option of serving out the jail sentence or paying a N10,000 fine. Sadiq also advised the convict not to repeat the act and warned that the court would not be lenient on him if he commits such crime again.