A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Thursday, sentenced one Dayesa Ayuba to two years imprisonment for mischief and theft.
Ayuba, who lives in Ijah, Kwali, FCT, pleaded guilty to two counts of mischief and theft out of the five-count charge of criminal conspiracy, criminal trespass, mischief, theft and intimidation preferred against him.
Ibrahim also ordered that the convict pay N50,000 as compensation to Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) for vandalising electricity cable wire.
He said the punishment would send a message and also serve as a deterrent to anyone planning to trail that part in the future.
The prosecutor counsel, Abudullahi Tanko told the court that one Ayuba Yusuf of Ijah Kwali, FCT, Abuja reported the matter in Kwali police station on July 7.
Tanko said that the defendant criminally conspired with one Abdul a scavenger, now at large and trespassed to upper Ijah fada road and cut off a roll of aluminium cable wire from pole to pole with the intent to sale it.