The prosecutor, Mr. Babajide Olanipekun, told the Gudu Upper Area Court sitting in Abuja that one Insp. Sunday Lubolagbe, reported the matter on behalf of the Redeemed Church, Lokogoma at Apo Police Station on August 11.
According to him, Buhari, who is resident in Ruga village, criminally trespassed into the church arena and stole the church air conditioner.
“During police investigations, the air conditioner was recovered from him,” the prosecutor said, adding that the offence contravened sections 348 and 299 of the Penal Code.
The convict, who pleaded guilty to the two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft, told the court that his devilish mind led him to steal.
The Judge, Mr. Umar Kagarko, ordered that the convict be given additional seven strokes of the cane.
He, however, gave him an option of fine of N12, 000.