Mechanic jailed 24 months for stealing customer’s car
An Area Court in Jos on Friday sentenced a 21-year-old mechanic, Tipi Tanko, to 24 months’ imprisonment for stealing a client’s golf car given to him for repairs.
Judge Daniel Damulak sentenced Mr Tanko after he pleaded guilty to breach of trust and theft and begged the court for leniency.
The judge gave the convict an option of a N100,000 fine or 24 months’ imprisonment and asked them to pay compensation of N30,000 to the nominal complainant.
Prosecution counsel Ibrahim Gowkat told the court that the case was reported at the Anglo Jos Police station on June 6 by Moses Choji.
He said the complainant gave the accused person his car to repair, but the accused took the car to Zama Hotel, dismantled it and sold the parts to various buyers.
The prosecutor further told the court that during the police investigation, the accused person confessed to having dismantled the car he was given to repair and sold the parts.
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