In Mararaba Labourer bags 18 months imprisonment for stealing

The accused was sentenced after he pleaded guilty to a two-count-charge of house breaking and stealing.

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A Mararaba Upper Area Court, on Tuesday, sentenced a 37-year-old labourer, Adamu Husseini, to 18 months in prison for stealing an electric generator set.

The Judge, Mr Ibrahim Shekaru, sentenced Husseini after he pleaded guilty to a two-count-charge of house breaking and stealing.

Shekaru said that he sentenced the convict to nine months imprisonment for each count, however, he granted him seven thousand naira fine on each count.

He said the sentence was meant to serve as a deterrent to those who might want to engage in similar act.

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Donald Herman, told the court that one Blessing Audu and one Caroline Albert reported the matter at the Calvary Road Police Station on Dec. 19.

Herman said the accused broke into the complainants’ shop at the back of their house and stole their tiger electric generator, valued six thousand naira.

“He also stole different brands of beer from the shop all valued N22,000,’’ he added

The accused, who resides in Kabayi area of Mararaba, had urged the court to tender justice with mercy.

“Have mercy on me, I will not do it again,’’ he pleaded.

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