An Abuja Magistrates’ court, yesterday, sentenced a teenager, Abdullahi Abba, 18, to 30 days in prison for criminal conspiracy and theft.

The magistrate, Mr Zubairu Mohammed, who passed the sentence after Abba pleaded guilty to the offences, however, gave him an option of paying N3,000 fine.

Mohammed said: “The court finds you guilty as charged. By your admission, you did commit the crime. You are hereby sentenced to 30 days in prison with an option to pay a fine of N3,000.”

Abba, who resides at Third Gate, Works and Housing Estate, Gwarimpa, Abuja, stood trial on a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and theft.

The police prosecutor, Sgt. Salihu Mohammed, told the court that Abba conspired with two others, now at large, to steal a generator set on August 21.

Mohammed said the convict was caught in the act by Zakariya Ibrahim and Stephen Waziri, both of Gwarimpa, Abuja and taken to the Gwarimpa Police Station.

The prosecutor said the generator set, which belonged to Debby Onyemachi of the same address with the convict, was recovered from him during police investigation.