A 24-year-old trader, Titus Ishaku, has been sentenced to two years imprisonment in a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Jos on Wednesday for stealing 24 pieces of plastic chairs.
The judge, Malam. Lawal Suleiman, sentenced Ishaku after he pleaded guilty to the offence. However, the judge gave him an option of N50,000 fine.
Earlier, Dadung Joshua, the complainant, reported the case to authorities on July 26 at the Anglo-Jos police station, according to prosecution attorney Monday Dabit.
According to Dabit, who testified in court, 24 Royal plastic chairs were stolen from the shop.
He claimed that the chairs were discovered during police investigation and given back to the owner.
According to the prosecutor, the offense is punishable under sections 333, 337, and 273 in the Plateau Penal Code Law.
Meanwhile, a Dei-Dei Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, Tuesday sentenced a 20-year-old man, Abdulsalam Mohammed, to 12 months imprisonment. He was sentenced for stealing a woman’s cell phone, which was worth N55,000.
Ibrahim of Dakwa Abuja had admitted guilt to three counts of stealing, criminal intimidation, and criminal conspiracy.
After praying the court for leniency, the defendant was given the option of paying a N50,000 fine. The judge also issued a warning to the convict stop committing crimes.