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Unemployed man jailed three years for receiving stolen train batteries

Mr Emmanuel pleaded guilty and begged the court for leniency while Mr Danbaba denied the charge against him.

• June 13, 2024
Gavel used to illustrate the story
Gavel used to illustrate the story

A Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State on Thursday, sentenced a 40-year-old unemployed man, Chibuzo Emmanuel, to three years imprisonment for receiving stolen train batteries and cylinders.

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp charged Emmanuel alongside Adamu Danbaba, 52, with theft and receiving stolen property.

The NSCDC prosecutor, Marcus Audu, told the court that a complaint was made at the corp’s office by the Nigeria Railway Corporation, North Central District Kafanchan, on May 13.

Mr Audu stated that Mr Danbaba, a railway employee, stole two train batteries and 12kg cylinders from his office and sold them to Mr Emmanuel for N24, 000.

The offence, he noted, contravened the provisions of sections 271 and 302 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law.

When the charge was read to the defendants, Mr Emmanuel pleaded guilty and begged the court for leniency while Mr Danbaba denied the charge against him.

The prosecutor prayed the court to try Mr Emmanuel summarily and asked for another date to call witnesses to prove the case against Mr Danbaba.

In his ruling, magistrate Michael Bawa sentenced Mr Emmanuel to three years imprisonment and ordered that Mr Danbaba should be remanded.

Mr Bawa adjourned the case until June 24 for hearing.

(NAN)

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