Court jails man for three months for stealing two rams
A Grade 1 Area Court in Karu, Abuja, on Friday sentenced a man, Musa Victor, to three months imprisonment for stealing two rams.
Victor, of no fixed address, had pleaded guilty to a count charge of theft and begged for leniency.
The Judge, Mr Hassan Ishaq, however, gave the convict an option of N7,000 fine.
Ishaq also ordered the convict to assist the Police to locate the owner of the rams.
The Prosecutor, Vincent Osuji, had told the court that Habibu Usman of Abattoir Market Association, Karu, reported the case at Karu Police Station on Sept. 28.
Osuji said that the convict went to the abattoir with two rams, looking for a buyer.
He said that when Victor was questioned how he came about the rams he could not give any satisfactory reply.
He said the convict was arrested and taken to the association’s office where he confessed he stole the rams from an undisclosed location in Kuruduma, Abuja.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code. (NAN)