Herdsman jailed for theft, causing grievous hurt


A 28-year old herdsman, Adamu Abubakar was on Thursday sentenced to one year imprisonment for theft and causing grievous hurt.

Abubakar pleaded guilty to a two-count charge in a Jos Upper Area Court, sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos North Local Government Area.

The prosecutor, M. Labaran told the court that one Yusuf Abdullahi reported the matter at Angwan Rogo Police Station on December 30, 2017.

He said the complainant reported that Abubakar; Sabiu Ibrahim, 25; Yusuf Sulieman and Lawiza Mohammed now at large, conspired and attacked him.

Labaran said the convict and his gang members injured the complainant on the neck and head, collected N3,000 cash and cell phone worth N10,000.

The prosecutor said the convict made confessional statement and admitted the crime.

He said the offence contravened sections 288 and 103 of the Penal Code.

The presiding Judge, Mr Yahaya Mohammed sentenced the convict to jail without an option of fine.


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