The Kasuwan Nama Upper Area Court, Jos, on Tuesday, sentenced a 28-year-old student, Shamsudeen Suleiman, to one-year imprisonment for housebreaking and N1.1million theft.
The judge, Yahaya Mohammed, said the punishment would serve as a deterrent to those who may contemplate committing the crime.
Mohammed also ordered the convict to pay back N650, 000 to the complainant as restitution, adding that the court was lenient in its judgment because the convict was a first offender.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Abubakar Musa, told the court that a case of theft was reported on Dec. 19 2018, at the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Plateau Command, by one Junaidu Ibrahim.
Musa said that the convict, a resident of Nassarawa Gwon, broke into the house of the complainant and took a box containing N1.1million.
On his arraignment, Suleiman pleaded guilty to the two-count charge which the prosecutor said contravened Sections 287 and 254 of the Penal Code
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