An Upper Area Court in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, on Thursday sentenced a 25-year-old trader, Abba Arando, to two years’ imprisonment for stealing carrots worth N65,000 .
The judge, Lawal Suleiman, sentenced Arando after he pleaded guilty to charges of trespass, mischief and theft.
Suleiman, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N20,000.
The judge, however, advised the convict to change his ways and desist from engaging in crimes.
Earlier, the police prosecutor, Insp. Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the complainant, Ahamad Mohammed, reported the case at the Laranto Police Station, Jos, on Sept. 5.
Gokwat said that Arando confessed that he harvested carrots worth N65,000 from the complainant’s farm without his consent.
He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 327, 312 and 271 of the Penal Code.