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Man gets 3 strokes for stealing 7 tubers of yam


A Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced one Yusuf Salisu to three strokes of the cane for stealing seven tubers of yam.

The judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, who gave the sentence, warned the convict to desist from further involving himself in criminal activities following his guilty plea.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr A.O Urom, told the court that one Harisu Galadima reported the matter at Garki Police Station on Dec. 14.

Urom alleged that the convict went to the complainant’s house and stole seven tubers of yam.

“The tubers of yam were valued at N3, 500.

“ During police investigations, six tubers of yam were recovered from him.

“He also admitted to the crime,’’ Urom told the court.

He said the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.

The convict, however, begged for leniency and told the court that he would not repeat the act.

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