An Abuja Magistrates’ court on Friday sentenced one Kale Hassan, 28, of Mabushi village to three months imprisonment for joint act and extortion without an option of fine.
The Senior Magistrate, Mrs Vera Tukura, who did not give the convict an option of fine, handed down the sentence after the convict pleaded guilty and begged for leniency.
Earlier, Police prosecutor Simon Ibrahim told the court that the matter was reported at Utako Police Station on August 9, by Mr Adeyoyin Adebayo of No. 147, 6th Avenue, Gwarimpa, Abuja.
He said that the convict and another person, now at large, attacked the complainant around Zone 6 junction and accused him of stepping on their charm.
He added that the accused and his accomplice dispossessed Adebayo of his blackberry phone valued at N40,000 and a wallet, which contained N2,000 cash.
Ibrahim said that during police investigation, the accused confessed to committing the crime.