A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Thursday sentenced a 28- year old security guard, Usman Yahaya, to eight months imprisonment for stealing his employer’s power generating set.
The convict, Kabala Doki Kaduna, was charged with the offences of criminal breach of trust and theft.
The court convicted him following his guilty plea and plea for mercy.
The Magistrate, Mr Ibrahim Emmanuel, in sentencing the convict however, gave him an option of N10, 000 fine.
Emmanuel also ordered the convict to pay the sum of N120, 000 to the complainant as compensation for the stolen generator.
He ruled that the compensation should be paid through the court for the purpose of record-keeping.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Chidi Leo, had told the court that the complainant, Ahmed Garba, of Malali Kaduna reported the matter at Gabasawa Police Station on March 20.
He had told the court that on the said date, the complainant’s daughter had called him at work to report that their generator was missing from where it was kept..
The prosecutor added following police investigations, the convict, being the employed security guard, was the one who had stolen the generator.
Leo informed the court that the convict confessed to the police that he connived with one Hassan Rabiu, presently at large, to carry out the theft and sold the said generator.
He said that the offence contravened sections 287 and 271 of the Kaduna State Penal Code, 2017.(NAN)