Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, has sentenced Aonover Iorwuese, a 27 year old student to four months imprisonment for theft.
He was convicted and sentenced after pleading guilty to a two-count charge of cheating and theft.
He pleaded for leniency, saying that he made a mistake and would not repeat it.
Babajide Olanipekun, the prosecutor, had told the court that one Mary Abraham of NEPA Road, Kubwa, Abuja, reported the matter at Kubwa Police Station.
“The complainant went to Ignobis Hotel, Kubwa, to withdraw money from ATM point and met Iorwuese.
He offered to help the complainant withdraw money from the ATM, but stole the card, and told the woman that her ATM card was trapped in the machine. He later attempted to withdraw money from the complainant’s account without her knowledge, he got arrested and he had 30 pieces of ATM cards in his possession.
The prosecutor said the ATM cards belonged to 30 different people from different banks.
Mohammed Marafa, the Judge, gave him an option of N40, 000 fine, and warned him to desist from committing crime and be of good behaviour.