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Man jailed nine months for stealing wristwatch, ring

An Area Court in Jos on Thursday sentenced a man, Annas Inusa, to nine-month imprisonment for stealing a wristwatch and a ring worth N25,000.

The judge, Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to the offence.

The judge, however, gave the convict an option of N10,000 fine or three-month imprisonment for theft and asked him to pay compensation of N25,000 or spend six months in default.

Earlier, the Police prosecutor, Insp Labaran Ahmed told the court that the case was reported at the ”C” Division police station Jos, on May 20, by Mr Salisu Musa, the complainant.

He said Musa said that the defendant stole a wristwatch and a ring from his chop.

The prosecutor, further told the court that during police investigation, the defendant confessed to the crime.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of the Plateau Penal Code law of Northern Nigeria. (NAN)

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