A 20-year old man, Abubakar Adamu, who uses his truck to pretend as a scavenger whereas it was a cover up to steal generators from their owners, has confessed that he is not a big thief because he only steal generators from the owners without causing any violence.
He was charged before Isolo Magistrate court, for stealing four generator sets he hid inside his truck in the incident which happened at Idowu Osifodunrin street in Ira-Akari estate in Isolo, Lagos where he was held and apprehended before he was handed over to the police.
At the Ira-Akari estate police division where he was taken, He admitted that he stole the generators and claimed that he used the truck to hide the stolen generators and cover it with scavengers he pick from houses.
He also revealed that he gain access to houses under the false pretense of picking scavengers and any generator the owner keeps outside, he will carry it and hide it inside the truck.
He was then charged to court with two count charge and he pleaded guilty.
The prosecutor, Oje Augbale, presented facts and asked the court to sentence him accordingly to serve as deterants to others who may want to commit similar offence.
The court found him guilty as charged and sentenced him four years imprisonment without option of fine.
However, the court also ruled the sentence will run concurrently which implied that He will be spending the next two years in prison custody.
While He was being taken to the prison he said if he comes back he will not steal again.