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Niger man bags 6 months imprisonment for stealing live turkey

A Grade I Area Court in Abuja on Wednesday sentenced a 20-year-old trader, Jamilu Abdullahi, to six months imprisonment for stealing two Turkeys worth N21,000. The police arraigned  Abdullahi of Madalla, Niger State, on a count charge of theft.

The Prosecution Counsel, Chinedu Ogada, told the court that the complainant, Akor Anyebe of Zuba Church road, Abuja, reported the issue at Zuba Police Station on April 2. Ogada said that the convict sneaked into the complainant’s house without his consent and intentionally stole his two turkeys valued at N21,000.  

Ogada noted that Ogada said that during police interrogation and investigation by the police, the convict confessed to the crime., adding that all efforts to recover the stolen turkeys failed. He said that the offense contravened Sections 287 .of the Penal Code.

Abdullahi however pleaded guilty to the theft and begged for leniency.

The Judge, Sulyman Ola, gave the convict six months with an option of fine of N20,000 and ordered him to pay N21,000 as compensation to the complainant.

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