An Abuja Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday sentenced one Abubakar Aliyu, to two months imprisonment for joint act and extortion. Aliyu extorted a passenger who boarded a tricycle, popularly known as Keke-NAPEP.
Akanni held that the prosecution convinced the court that the exhibit was recovered from the convict. “He will not go unpunished. This is to serve as a deterrent to others who are likely to commit same kind of crime,’’ he said.
The accused, however, pleaded guilty to the charges.
Prosecutor Simon Emmanuel told the court that Suzana Musa of Oboli Cresent, Jabi, Abuja, reported the case at the Life Camp Police Station, Abuja on March 3, 2013.
Emmanuel said that the complainant boarded a tricycle, from Ecobank, Jabi and the accused who sat beside her, slapped her without provocation and collected her blackberry phone.