Jos court sentences trader to two years imprisonment for stealing carrots
A 25-year-old trader identified as Abba Arando has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by an Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos for stealing carrots worth N65,000.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the judge identified as Lawal Suleiman sentenced Mr Arando after he pleaded guilty to trespass, mischief and theft.
It was further learnt that the judge, Mr Suleiman gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N20,000.
The judge advised the convict to change his ways and not to engage in crimes.
Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported at the Laranto Police Station, Jos on Sept. 5 by the complainant, Ahmad Mohammed.
Mr Gokwat, a police inspector, said the convict confessed that he trespassed and harvested carrots worth N65,000 from the complainant’s farm without his consent.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 327, 312 and 271 of the Penal Code law.
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