A Jos Magistrates’ Court has sentenced 19-year-old trader, Aliyu Ibrahim, to one month in prison for stealing clothes valued at N32,000. Magistrate Shawomi Bokkos handed down the sentence after Ibrahim pleaded guilty to the theft.

However, the magistrate offered Ibrahim the option to pay a N10,000 fine instead of serving the prison term. The incident was reported on May 4 at the Railway Police Station in Jos by Garba Mohammed, who caught Ibrahim stealing seven pieces of clothing.

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Prosecution Counsel, Inspector Ijuptil Thawal, explained that Ibrahim had trespassed into the railway quarters to commit the theft. The offence contravenes the Plateau Penal Code Law.

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This case highlights the legal repercussions of theft and serves as a reminder of the importance of respecting others’ property.