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Businessman imprisoned for stealing rail track bars

Forty-two-year-old businessman Sabiu Yunusa to six months’ imprisonment for stealing 104 pieces of rail track bars.

• July 18, 2022
Court room
Court room

A magistrates’ court in Jos on Monday sentenced a 42-year-old businessman, Sabiu Yunusa, to six months’ imprisonment for stealing 104 pieces of rail track bars.

Delivering judgment, Magistrate Tapmwa Gotep, sentenced Mr Yunusa after he pleaded guilty.

Mr Gotep, however, gave the convict an option of N10,000 fine.

The magistrate ordered that the 104 iron bars be returned to the railway agency.

“This judgment will serve as a deterrent to those who would want to indulge in such criminal acts,” said Mr Gotep.

The prosecution counsel, Insp Ijuptl Thawar, told the court that some police officers reported the case on June 20 at the Rantya police station.

The prosecutor told the court that the cops caught the defendant with the stolen bars in a bus at a checkpoint during a road check.

Mr Thawar said the offence contravened section 272 of Plateau Penal Code Law provisions.


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