Court sentences man to 18 months in prison for stealing

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By Zainab Oyekan

Jos – An Upper Area in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, Monday sentenced an 18-year-old man, Yusuf Abdulfatai, to 18 months’ in prison for stealing a phone.

The Judge, Mr Lawal Suleiman, sentenced Abdulfatai following his guilty plea, but gave him an option fine.

“He is to pay N30, 000 or spend 18 months in prison. This judgment should serve as a deterrent to those who would want to indulge in the act stealing,’’ the judge held.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Monday Dabit, told the court Mr Aliyu Saidu of Zinariya, Jos, reported the case at the Angwan Rogo Police Station Jan. 21.

Dabit said Abdulfatai stole Saidu’s infinix Hot Note worth N190, 000, from his room.

He said the police found the phone with Abdulfatai during an investigation, adding that the phone had been given back to the owner.

Abdulfatai had pleaded guilty to stealing arraignment, and begged the for mercy.