Unemployed man jailed 3 months for stealing ‘ankara’ wrappers


AN Area Court in Jos on Thursday sentenced a 21-year old unemployed man, Adam Aliyu for stealing 33 pieces of ‘ankara’ wrappers from a shop.

The judge, Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced Aliyu after he pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for leniency.

The judge gave the convict an option of fine of N10,000 and ordered him to pay  N100,000 as compensation to the complainant.

Bokkos further held that Aliyu would face six months jail term if he failed to pay the compensation.

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Insp Ibrahim Gokwat told the court that the case was reported at the Jos “C” Division Police Station on Feb. 2.

He said that the owner of the shop, Mr Jafar Ibrahim reported the matter.

Gokwat said that the convict stole 33 pieces of new wrappers from the shop in the process.

The prosecutor further stated that the convict confessed to the crime during police investigation.

”During police investigation, eight  wrappers were found in his possession,” he said.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of Plateau Penal Code Law of Northern Nigeria. (NAN)