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Businessman bags one year jail for stealing car gearbox worth N200,000

The prosecutor said the convict was caught while trying to sell the stolen item.

• April 17, 2024
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A Jos Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday sentenced a 28-year-old businessman, Peter Sunday, to one-year imprisonment for stealing motor parts valued at N200, 000.

The Magistrate, Shawomi Bokkos, summarily sentenced Sunday after he pleaded guilty to the charge.

Mr Bokkos, however, gave the convict an option to pay N30, 000 and a compensation of N100, 000 to the complainant.

The magistrate held that the punishment would serve as a deterrent to other would-be offenders.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Labaran Ahmed, told the court that the case was reported on March 19 at the “B” Police station Bukuru by the complainant, Stephen Dung.

The prosecutor alleged that the convict had trespassed into a mechanic workshop and stole the gearbox.

He told the court that the convict was, however, apprehended at the point of planning to sell the stolen item.

The offence, according to him, is punishable under the Plateau State Penal Code Law.


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