The magistrate on Wednesday ordered a 25-year-old man, Adamu Sabiu, to sweep a Kano Magistrate Court premises for seven days for cheating.
Chief Magistrate Mustapha Sa’ad-Datti convicted Mr Sabiu, who lives in Dandago Quarters Kano, of two counts of cheating, contrary to section 322 of the Penal Code.
Mr Sa’ad-Datti also cautioned Mr Sabiu against committing more crimes.
He urged him to be of good behaviour.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Asma’u Ado, told the court that the complainant, Bashir Suleiman, who resides in Kwanar Jaba Quarters Kano, reported the matter at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) on March 9.
The council explained that on March 1, at about 10:00 a.m., the defendant begged the complainant to give him his Infinix S5 cell phone worth N55,000 to enable him to call his relatives. The defendant, he said, ran away with the cell phone.
The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge.