Man jailed nine months for stealing wristwatch

An Area Court in Jos, Plateau State, on Thursday sentenced a man, Annas Inusa, to nine months imprisonment for stealing a wristwatch and a ring worth N 25,000.

The judge, Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to the offence.

The judge, however, gave the convict an option of N10,000 fine or three months imprisonment for theft and asked him to pay compensation of N 25,000 or spend six months in default.

Earlier, the police prosecutor, Inspector Labaran Ahmed, told the court that the case was reported at the ”C” Division Police Station, Jos, on May 20, by the complainant. Salisu Musa.

He said Mr Musa said that the defendant stole a wristwatch and a ring from his shop.

The prosecutor further told the court that during a police investigation, the defendant confessed to the crime.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of the Plateau Penal Code law of Northern Nigeria.


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