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Trader jailed two years for money theft at gas station

The defendant begged for leniency.

• February 22, 2024
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A Magistrates’ Court in Jos, Plateau State on Thursday sentenced a 19-year -old trader, Ahmad Umar, to two years imprisonment for stealing N361.000 belonging to a gas station.

Mr Umar, however, pleaded guilty to the charges of trespass and theft, but begged for leniency.

The Magistrate, Shawomi Bokkos, after listening to the accused’s plea, summarily sentenced him to two years imprisonment with an option of N50,000 fine.

Bokkos said the sentence would serve as a deterrent to those aspiring to indulge in such criminal acts.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Inspector Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported on January 7, at the “A” Division Police Station by one Cecelia Ali.

Mr Gokwat said that the convict entered into the room where the money was kept, and was caught committing the crime.

The prosecutor said the offences were punishable under the provisions of the Plateau Penal Code Law.

(NAN)

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