A Magistrates’ Court in Minna, Niger State, has sentenced a teenager, Yakubu Dahiru, to three months in prison for stealing a fowl.
Sentencing the teenager, Magistrate Binta Rijau said she would be lenient on the accused person as he was remorseful.
Rijau ordered him to pay a fine of N3000 or serve three months in prison in the event of a default.
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Dahiru had been charged with joint act, house breaking and theft, to which he pleaded guilty and begged for leniency.
Prosecuting Inspector Thomas Peter had told the court that two men, Yusuf Mohammed and Christopher Yahaya, jointly reported the matter at the police station on May 2.
Peter quoted the complainants as alleging that the accused person and two others, now at large, broke into their compound and stole a fowl valued at N2000.
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