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Two herdsmen jailed 9 months for stealing sheep

MINNA — A Minna Magistrate’s Court, yesterday, sentenced two herdsmen, Buba Muhammadu and Yusufu Ibrahim, both 30 years old, to nine months imprisonment for stealing a sheep.

The Police prosecutor, Gunduma Ibrahim, told the court that the convicts committed the offence on August 7 at about 3:20p.m, at Luma Village near Minna.

He said the sheep, which belonged to one Garba Kurmi, was stolen by the convicts.

Ibrahim said the case was reported at the Maitumbi police station on August 6 at about 9:00p.m by the owner.

When the charge was read to the accused persons, they pleaded guilty and also appealed to the magistrate to be lenient with them as they were first time offenders.

Magistrate Hassan Mohammed then sentenced the two accused persons to nine months imprisonment or a fine  of N20,000 each.


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