Herdsman bags 3 months community service for stealing generator set

A Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Thursday, sentenced a cattle rearer, Suleiman Bello, to three months community service for stealing generator set worth N150,000.

Herdsman bags 3 months community service for stealing generator set.

Bello, who lives in compensation layout Gwagwalada, FCT pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal conspiracy, trespass and theft.

Magistrate Yusuf Ibrahim sentenced Bello, who had been on remand since June 18, to three months community service in any public institution to run for two hours every day for the stipulated period of time.

Ibrahim ruled that the sentence was with an option of fine of N5,000 to be paid to the government.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Dabo Yakubu, told the court that the complainants, Mrs Amaefula Blessing and Mr John Akor of compensation layout Gwagwalada, FCT, reported the matter at the police station on June 16.

Yakubu said that the defendant and ”one doctor”, at large on April 15 and June 16 criminally trespassed into the houses of the complainant and stole one Thermocool generator valued N101,000 and one sumec generator valued N 150,000.

The prosecutor said that during police investigation the convict confessed to selling the sumec generator to unknown scavenger at the sum of N8,000.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 97, 342 and 287 of the Penal Code.

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