By Mabel Yakubu
A Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada in Nasarawa State, on Friday sentenced two labourers to 6 months imprisonment every for stealing 50 tubers of yam.
The choose, Upside Yaqub, nevertheless, gave the convicts, Habibu Kabiru, 25; and Salisu Hamidu, 22, each residents of Old Orange Market Mararaba, an choice of N5, 000 wonderful every.
Yaqub warned them to desist from committing crimes and ordered that the tubers of yam be returned to the proprietor.
The convicts had pleaded responsible to a four-count cost of criminal conspiracy, trespass, mischief and theft.
Following the responsible plea, the Prosecutor, Agabi Auta, urged the courtroom to strive them summarily beneath Section 347 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.
Earlier, Auta had advised the courtroom that the complainant, Utume Clement of Kudu village, Mararaba, reported the incident on the ‘A’ Division Police Station, Mararaba, on Dec. 22.
He mentioned that the convicts and one Musa Iliya, now at giant, went to the complainant’s farm at Kudu village, Mararaba, and harvested 50 tubers of yam.
The prosecutor mentioned the convicts have been apprehended whereas attempting to place the yam in a sack and have been handed over to the police instantly.
He mentioned the offences contravened Sections 79, 347, 348 and 287 of the Penal Code.