A Mararaba Upper Area Court, Nasarawa State, on Tuesday sentenced a 19-year-old man, Yohana Peter, to three months imprisonment for stealing three pieces of kola nut.
The presiding officer, Vincent Gwehemba, however, gave the convict an option to pay N1, 000 fine, and warned him to desist from committing crime.
Peter, a resident of Hope Bakery in Angwa Katainawa, Mararaba, had pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of theft.
He pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy, that he will not do it again.
The Prosecutor, Donald Herman, had told the court that on April 17, one Friday Idu and two others came to Sani Abacha Police Station, Mararaba and reported the matter.
Herman said on the same date, at about 2:20 p.m., the convict was arrested with three pieces of kola nut, three pieces of chew gum and five pieces of eggs.
He said that during police investigation, the convict confessed to the crime, that he stole them from somebody’s shop in that area.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code. (NAN)
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