A man has been caught as he attempted to flee after he and his friends consumed some drinks worth N12,000.
The man, Chukwunoso Obi of Utako village, Abuja, bought drinks for himself and friends at a bar, but attempted to escape afterwards without paying.
Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t able to pull off the stunt as he was nabbed in the process and has since been handed over to the police.
During his arraignment, Prosecutor, Judith Obatomi, told the court that on July 20, Chukwunoso bought drinks for himself and his friends worth N12,000 from Natasha Obi’s shop in Utako village, Punch writes.
Obatomi said that after Chukwunoso and his friends consumed the drinks, he dishonestly refused to pay for the drinks and tried to escape from the shop before he was nabbed.
A Karmo Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja on Tuesday sentenced 32-year-old Chukwunoso Obi to four months’ imprisonment for cheating after he pleaded guilty and begged the court for leniency.
The Judge, Ahmed Ado, however, gave him an option of N5,000 fine and ordered the convict to pay the sum of N12,000 to the complainant as compensation.
Well, well…beware of the free drinks!