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Farmer jailed six months for stealing steel rod

During a police investigation, the steel rod was found in the convict’s possession.

• April 16, 2024
Gavel used to illustrate the story
Gavel used to illustrate the story

A Jos Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday sentenced a 35- year-old farmer, Okocha Haruna to six months jail for stealing steel rod.

The Judge, Shawomi Bokkos, summarily sentenced Haruna after he pleaded guilty.

Bokkos, however, gave the convict an option of N30, 000 fine.

The judge said the punishment would serve as deterrent to other would-be offenders.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Ibrahim Gokwat told the court that the case was reported on March 12, at the “A” Police station, Jos by a security guard attached to the construction company, the complainant.

The prosecutor said the complainant trespassed into the construction company and stole the steel rod valued N150, 000.

During a police investigation, the steel rod was found in his possession.

He said that offence is punishable under the Plateau state Penal Code Law.


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