Magistrate Mohammed Tahir, handed down the verdict without the option of fine.
Danjak of Danube River Close, Maitama, Abuja, was arraigned for theft.
Magistrate Mohammed Tahir, who handed down the verdict, said the court had no option than to sentence Danjak since he had pleaded guilty.
Tahir, however, did not give the convict an option of fine.
Earlier, Prosecutor Adama Musa had told the court that a man, Yohana Zakaria of Mararaba in Nasarawa State near Abuja reported the incident at Maitama Police Station on Jan. 15.
He said on the same day the complainant visited the accused at his place of work at Maitama,and while they were chatting, he stole the complainant’s Nokia phone valued at N13,500 and hide it somewhere.
“The defendant denied stealing the phone but during investigation, it was recovered from him.”
The offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.