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Man Sentenced to 3-months Imprisonment for Stealing Motorcycle Because Of Weeding



A 28-year-old-man, Umar Bello, was on Friday sentenced to three months imprisonment by a Minna Magistrate’s Court for theft and criminal breach.
The convict, who was docked on two counts charge of theft and escaping from lawful custody before Magistrate Hafsat Abdullahi, pleaded guilty and prayed the court for leniency.
Corporal Suleiman Mohammed, the Police Prosecutor had earlier told the court that one Gambo Maliki of Kadna Village reported the case to the Police on July 4.
He said the accused who resides at Kuta Road, Minna, Niger State, stole Maliki’s black Jincheng motorcycle valued at N110, 000 at Tunga Goro and was arrested by the Police, but escaped from police custody after his initial arrest before he was re-arrested.
Mohammed told the court that the offences were contrary to sections 287 and 173 of the penal code law, and therefore prayed the court to try the accused summarily in line with section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
The accused told the court that he stole the motorcycle to fast track his wedding plans.
Abdullahi, while delivering her judgement, ordered the convict to pay N10,000 fine for the first charge or serve a three-month jail, and also ordered the convict to pay N5,000 for the second charge or serve three months imprisonment if he fails to meet up with the court’s ruling.
The magistrate further ordered that the jail term is to run concurrently with the first sentence

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