Man, 21, bags 11 months jail term for stealing ceiling fans


A Sokoto Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday sentenced a 21-year-old man, Ibrahim Aliyu, to 11 months in prison for stealing two ceiling fans valued at N11,000 from a mosque.

Aliyu, of Mabera area of Sokoto, had pleaded guilty to the three- count charge.

The Chief Magistrate, Abubakar Adamu, did not give the convict an option of fine.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Mr Khalid Musa, told the court the matter was reported at the Uguwan Rogo Police Station by one Haruna Bawa of the same address with Aliyu on May 5.

According to him, the convict intentionally entered the mosque at Mabera and removed the two ceiling fans valued at N 11,000.

Musa said the accused, in trying to escape, was arrested and the exhibits were found in his possession.

The prosecutor said the offence contravenes Sections 213, 211 and 288 of the Penal Code.