By Esther Okafor
A Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja on Monday jailed a 30-year-old man, Hassan Jamilu, for twelve weeks, for breaking into Shoprite’s cash room and attempting to break the safe.
The Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, gave Jamilu an option of fine in the sum of N30, 000 and warned him to desist from committing crimes.
The Prosecutor, Patrick Ebong, told the court that one Harrison Jatau of Pavilion Security Limited, Shoprite mall, Apo, Abuja, reported the matter at the Apo Police Station on April 25.
He said Jamilu criminally trespassed into the said mall through the backyard, climbed the fence to the roof top and broke into the ceiling.
He said the convict used a robe and dropped down into the cash room of the mall and attempted to break the safe.
Ebong said the security alarm blew and the convict narrowly escaped and was eventually caught and arrested by the police on Aug. 15.
He said that the convict was also captured by the CCTV installed within the rooms of the mall.
He also said the convict was arrested with pliers, scissors, two screw drivers, one flame mate burner and its gas, rain coat robe and an umbrella.
Jamilu pleaded guilty and asked for leniency.