Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Trader jailed two years for money theft at gas station

The defendant begged for leniency.

• February 22, 2024
Gavel used to illustrate the story

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.


We have recently deactivated our website's comment provider in favour of other channels of distribution and commentary. We encourage you to join the conversation on our stories via our Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages.

More from Peoples Gazette

Katsina State


Katsina youths pledge to deliver over 2 million votes to Atiku

“Katsina State is Atiku’s political base because it is his second home.”

Bandits attack


U.S. spent $15 million, trained 46,000 on dispute resolution in Northern Nigeria: Embassy

The CIPP programme has helped mitigate violent conflict in at-risk communities and engaged women and youth in peace processes.

Anthony Blinken (Credit: NY1) Atiku Bagudu and Bola Tinubu


Tinubu continued Nigeria’s massive corruption by appointing treasury looter Atiku Bagudu to cabinet: U.S. Govt

“We must ensure that all the other 15 aspirants must come together to ensure we win the November 16 election,” said the Ondo governor.

Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court


Lagos software engineer gets life imprisonment for raping 13-year-old girl

Mr Oshodi also held that the alibi and the issue of extortion, which the convict relied on, did not hold water.

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde


Demographic Survey: NPC says 22 of 25 LGAs in Oyo covered

The National Population Commission says it has concluded the 2023/2024 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) in 22 of 25 LGAs in Oyo.

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas and candles used to illustrate the story


Speaker Abbas laments challenges in power sector

He said this on Tuesday at a two-day workshop organised by the House of Representatives Committee on Power in Abuja.

Mr Aiyedatiwa addressing party members during a thank-you tour of the party secretariat in Akure.


Other aspirants are winners too but I’m APC flag bearer: Gov Aiyedatiwa

“We must ensure that all the other 15 aspirants must come together to ensure we win the November 16 election,” said the Ondo governor.