BY SAIFULLAH MAHMUD, JANUARY 21, 2022 | 04:40 PM
An Upper Area Court sitting at Kasuwan Nama in Jos, on Friday, sentenced a 17-year-old mason, David Akubu, to a year imprisonment for stealing a chicken.
The Magistrate, Daniel Damulak, who sentenced Akubu after he pleaded guilty to the offence, however, gave him an option to pay N10,000 fine.
He also ordered the convict to pay N5,000 to the complainant as compensation.
He said that the judgement would serve as a deterrent to those who would want to indulge in criminal acts.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported at the Laranto Police Station, Jos, on Dec. 8, 2021, by Esther Dazam of Farin Gada.
The prosecutor said that the convict stole the chicken, cooked it and ate it with his friends.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 271 of the Plateau State Penal Code, Law
Conflict Reporting is dangerous and risky. Our reporters constantly face life-threatening challenges, sometimes surviving ambushes, kidnap attempts and attacks by the whiskers as they travel and go into communities to get authentic and firsthand information. But we dare it every day, nonetheless, in order to keep you informed of the true situation of the victims, the trends in the conflicts and ultimately help in peace building processes. But these come at huge cost to us. We are therefore appealing to you to help our cause by donating to us through any of the following means. You can also donate working tools, which are even more primary to our work. We thank you sincerely as you help our cause.
Alternatively, you can also email us on
email@example.com or message us
via +234 803 931 7767
17 December 2021
29 October 2021