Man Sentenced To Two Years Imprisonment For Stealing Spaghetti In Borno

Man Sentenced To Two Years Imprisonment For Stealing Spaghetti In Borno




Borno State High Court has sentenced and convicted Bashir Mohammed to two years imprisonment for stealing cartons of spaghetti.

Justice Umaru Fadawu who presided the judgment, on Tuesday, May 16, 2020 disclosed that the accused contravened the section 312 of the Penal Code Cap. 102 Laws of Borno State, for criminal breach of trust.

Mohammed was convicted on one count charge bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of N1,860,000.00 (One Million Eight Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira only).

The convict allegedly received 600 cartons of Spaghetti worth N1,860,000.00 (One Million, Eight Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira only), allocated to him to sell and remit the proceeds to the complainant, but he dishonestly converted the money for his own use.

The count read: “That you, Bashir Mohammed sometime in July, 2019, at Maiduguri, Borno State, within the jurisdiction of his honourable court being entrusted with certain properties to wit; 600 (six hundred ) cartons of Spaghetti worth N1,860,000.00 (One Million Eight Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira), by one Garba Babakura Lawan did dishonestly converts to your own use, the entire sum of N1,860,000.00 (One Million Eight Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira), only being value of the said 600 (six hundred cartons of Spaghetti and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 311 of the Penal Code Cap. 102 Laws of Borno State and Punishable under Section 312 of the same Law”. 

The accused who then pleaded guilty to the charge leveled against him.

Prosecution counsel, Benjamin Manji, urged the court to sentence him as charged. 

Justice Fadawu sentenced Mohammed to two years imprisonment under section 312 of the Penal Code Cap. 102 Laws of Borno State, for criminal breach of trust.

The judge also ordered him to pay the sum of N1,860,000.00 (One Million Eight Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira only) to the complainant as restitution or serve a term of six years in default, which should run concurrently.

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