Applicant George Joseph, was sentence to a 6 month imprisonment, by the Dutse Grade IArea Court,for allegedly stealing a motorcycle ,worth N70, 000.
However, The Presiding Officer, Mr. Suleiman Mohammed, tried and found Joseph guilty of crime, trespass and theft, and gave him an option to pay a fine of N25, 000.
Mohammed explaned that the convict failed to give the court a reasonable explanation of why he committed the crime.
The prosecutor, Mr. Tunde Arowolo told the court that the convict was reported at the Bwari Police Station by Yamawo Yonana, on Jan. 31.
According to prosecutor, joseph, the convict, broke into the house of the complainant in Sabon-Gari area of Bwari and stole a Jincheng motorcycle, in December.
According to the Arowolo the motorcycle , was valued at the sum of N70,000 but joseph sold it to one Babani Mohammed of Tudun-Wada area of the town, at the sum of N9000.
He said that the offense contravened the provisions of section 288 and 286 of the Penal Code Law.