Driver sentenced to Prison for stealing Malt Drink

Driver sentenced to Prison for stealing Malt Drink

An Area Court in Jos on Thursday sentenced a 27-year-old driver, Hassan Musa to three months imprisonment for stealing 69 crates of malt drink worth N344,000.

The Judge, Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced Musa after he pleaded guilty to theft.

Bokkos, however, gave him an option to pay N20, 000 as fine.

He also ordered him to pay N344, 000 compensation to the complainant.

The judge also held the convict would spend and in 16 months in jail if he fails to comply with the order.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported at the Area Command Metro, Nigeria Police station by one Dominic Mbam.

Gokwat said that the convict was given a truck loaded with maltina drinks but he stopped along the road and removed 69 crates.

He said he later sold them to an unknown person, abandoned the truck and absconded to Bauchi state.

Gokwat said that the offence contravened the provisions of Plateau State Penal Code. (NAN)

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