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Security guard jailed three months for stealing 25 litres of diesel

The judge gave the convict an option of N10,000 fine.

• April 17, 2024
Gavel used to illustrate the story
Gavel used to illustrate the story

A Jos Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday sentenced a 29-year-old security guard, Harow Mali, to three months imprisonment for stealing 25 litres of diesel.

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

Mr Bokkos, however, gave the convict an option to pay N10,000 fine.

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

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Labaran Ahmed told the court that the case was reported on March 20, at the “A” Police station Jos by the complainant, Yab Sunday.

The prosecutor said the convict was caught with 25 litres of diesel by the police.

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


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