A Kubwa Grade I Area Court on Friday sentenced an ex-convict, Suleiman Mustapha, to one year in prison for stealing a cellphone.

The judge, Ibrahim Balarabe convicted and sentenced Mustapha without an option to pay a fine.

Balarabe warned him to be of good behaviour.

He also ordered Mustapha to pay the complainant, Lucky Helen a compensation of N4, 000.

Mustapha was charged with theft.

The prosecutor, Babajide Olanipekun told the court that Mustapha stole a cellphone valued N4, 000 belonging to Helen on May 28.

He said the defendant had been convicted and sentenced twice for a similar offence.

Olanipekun said the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 287 of the Penal Code.

Mustapha who pleaded guilty begged for mercy saying that he would not do it again. (NAN).

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