A Jos Upper Area Court in Jos, Plateau State has sentenced a 24-year-old man, Ibrahim Tukur, to 12 months imprisonment for stealing his friend’s laptop and camera when he visited.
The Presiding Judge, Daniel Damulak, sentenced Tukur following his guilty plea to theft in the court on Monday in Jos.
The judge however gave the convict an option of N50,000 fine.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Sergeant Gutus Samson, told the court that the case was reported at the ‘C’ division Police Station, Jos on November 2, 2021 by Malam Barde Danjuma, who resides in Angwan Ceto Zaria Road, Jos.
He said that Tukur stole a Samsung mini-laptop, an MB laptop, a flash drive and a Samsung camera, all worth 140,000.
The police prosecutor further told the court that during police investigation, the convict admitted that he committed the crime.
Samson added that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 271 and 272 of the Plateau Penal Code law of Northern Nigeria.