Right this moment, a Kaduna Higher Sharia Court docket sentenced a 32-year-old mechanic, Sale Musa, to 24 months in jail for stealing a tricycle value N700,000.
Musa, who resides at Katsina Street in Kaduna, was convicted on a two-count cost of joint act and theft, opposite to Sections 79 and 288 of the Penal Code. The convict, who pleaded responsible to the cost, urged the choose to mood justice with mercy.
In his judgment, the Decide, Abdullahi Jumare, held that the courtroom had taken under consideration, the truth that the convict was a primary time offender. Jumare, nonetheless, sentenced the convict to 24 months in jail with out an choice of fantastic. He acknowledged that the punishment would function a deterrent to others.
The choose additionally ordered the convict to pay the sum of N600, 000 to the complainant, as compensation for the stolen tricycle. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Abubakar Shehu, advised the courtroom that the convict dedicated the offences on December 12, 2018. He stated on the identical date at about 11:30am, the Complainant, Usman Yusuf, of Kontagora Street Kaduna, carried the convict and one other man, now at massive, in his tricycle.
The prosecutor stated when the convict and the opposite man alighted from the tricycle, they hit the complainant on the pinnacle with a stick which made him unconscious. Shehu stated within the course of, the convict stole the complainant’s tricycle valued at N700, 000. He, additional, advised the courtroom that in police investigation, the tricycle was present in possession of 1 Gali Musa, who claimed to have purchased it from the convict.
The prosecutor stated the convict couldn’t give a passable account of how he obtained the stated tricycle and confessed to committing the crime.