An Upper Area Court in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, on Monday sentenced a 22-year-old driver, Auwal Ibrahim, to 14 months imprisonment for stealing a tricycle windshield and stereo set.
The presiding judge, Lawal Suleiman, sentenced Ibrahim after he pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal trespass, mischief and theft and begged the court for leniency.
Suleiman gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N30,000 and N2,000 as compensation to the complainant.
The police prosecutor, Sgt. Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported at the Laranto ‘B’ Division Police station, on Aug.5, by Egbe Matthias, who resides at No 50 Busabuji Street in Jos.
Gokwat said the convict trespassed into Matthias’ compound and removed the windshield of his tricycle valued at N25,000, and a stereo valued at N7,000.
The offence contravened the provisions of sections 327, 312 and 271 and is punishable under sections 334, 313 and 272 of the Penal Code, Law of Northern Nigeria.