The Jimeta Area Court II, in Adamawa state, has convicted and sentenced two young men identified as Buhari Abubakar and Nasiru Abdullahi, to three years imprisonment for criminal conspiracy and theft of a domestic animal.
The convicts were arraigned before the court by police prosecutor, Inspector Coleman Micheal, on charges bordering on criminal conspiracy and theft.
Inspector, Coleman, informed the court that the convicts who reside at Sangere along Numan road conspired and made away with a she-goat belonging to one Hashimu Hassan. According to him, the convicts stole the animal valued at N17, 000 on the September 7th, 2022, saying that they were sighted by a man who immediately alerted the police.
He said that the convicts were pursued and arrested while trying to escape after their tricycle broke down.
While in the dock, Buhari informed the court that they stole the animal to go and sell to their customer at Ngurore in Yola South LGA. However, his accomplice, denied this. He claimed they stole the goat so they could eat it because they were hungry.
” What Buhari, said is not true. We stole the she goat to roast and eat because of hunger”.
The area court presided by Hon. Muhammad Alamin Diya Lamurde, sentenced Buhari Abubakar and Nasiru Abdullahi, for the offences which pleaded guilty. For the offence of criminal conspiracy, the convicts were jailed 1 year with N25, 000 option of fine each, while for the offence of theft, they were slammed 2 years and given N50, 000 option of fine.
Furthermore, the court has ordered them to pay the sum of N17, 000 compensation to the nominal complainant.