…As another earns 8 months imprisonment for snatching woman’s handbag***
A Sharia Court ll, Magajin Gari, Kaduna, on Monday sentenced one Abubakar Muhammad to six months’ imprisonment for stealing bunches of plantain belonging to two businessmen, Safyan Shehu and Abdussalam Yakubu.
The convict, who resides in Bakin Dogo area of Kaduna metropolis, had pleaded guilty to the charge of theft.
The Judge, Malam Murtala Nasir, while sentencing the convict, however, gave him an option to pay N10,000 fine.
Nasir also ordered him to pay N60,000 as compensation to the complainants for their stolen plantains.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Aliyu Ibrahim, told the court that the defendant Muhammed, on August 14, stole N80,000 worth of bunches of plantain at Bakin Dogo Market.
In another development, another Sharia Court, sitting at Magajin Gari, Kaduna, on Monday sentenced one Auwal Yusuf to eight months imprisonment for snatching a handbag from one Maryam Aminu.
The convict, who resides at Unguwan Dosa area of Kaduna, had pleaded guilty to the charges bordering on conspiracy and theft.
The judge, Malam Murtala Nasir, who summarily tried and convicted Yusuf, however, gave him N15,000 option of fine.
Nasir also ordered the convict to pay N51,500 compensation to the complainant.
Earlier, the prosecutor, Aliyu Ibrahim had told the court that the convict snatched the bag at Rabah Road, but was caught. The prosecutor said that the bag contained Infinix Hot7 cell phone and N4,500 cash.
“He tried to escape and the phone fell down and broke; we want him to pay for the phone worth N37,000,return the N4,500 he stole from the bag and pay N10,000 for instilling fear in the victim”, he told the court.
Ibrahim said that both offences contravened Section 139 of the Sharia Penal Code.