A Kubwa Grade I Area Court on Wednesday,
ordered that one Austine Odu be given five
strokes of cane for stealing one broiler chicken.
The judge, Mohammed Marafa, warned him to
desist from committing crimes and be of good
The convict, Odu pleaded guilty to criminal
trespass and theft.
He therefore begged the court for leniency
saying that hunger pushed him to commit the
The prosecutor Babajide Olanipekun had told
the court that one Fasanu Temi of Kubwa,
Abuja reported the matter at the Kubwa Police
Station on Dec. 15.
He said Odu trespassed into the complainant's
poultry at Byazhin across Kubwa, Abuja on the
said date and stole one broiler chicken valued
He further said Odu got arrested while he
attempted to escape with the chicken adding
that the offence contravened Section 342, 341
and 287 of the Penal Code.