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Boy arrested after being caught stealing 280 birds

By Mason White 11:54 AM March 13, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
A boy was arrested and charged with theft after allegedly stealing 280 birds, police in Nigeria said.

Nasarawa State Police said that the 15-year-old boy was charged on Monday, for stealing birds worth N336,000 ($2,000).

62-year-old Aligwiwade Paul told a court that the defendant stole 280 birds out of the 550 birds they own. He notified the police, who arrested the boy.

The boy was released from police custody after agreeing to pay N10,000 a week until the N336,000 is paid in full. However, after the first N10,000 – he stopped making his scheduled payments.

The boy pleaded not guilty to charges of theft.