A Zuba Grade 1 Area Court on Wednesday sentenced Idris Ibrahim, 38, of Deidei- FCT to six months imprisonment for stealing a Bajaj motorcycle.
The Presiding Judge, Malam Gambo Garba, passed the sentence after Ibrahim pleaded guilty to the two-count charge of joint act and theft.
However, Garba gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N10,000 and another N66,500 as compensation to the nominal complainant.
“The motorcycle has already been in used for a while as such cannot be of the same value as when it was bought,’’ Garba said.
Earlier, the police prosecutor, Sgt. Momoh Ibrahim, had told the court that on Dec. 21, one Hashiru Nasiru of Deidei came to Zuba police station and reported the matter.
Ibrahim said that Nasiru told the police that on Dec. 19, the convict had conspired with two others who are now at large, to drug him as a result of which he lost consciousness.
He said that while he was unconscious, his Bajaj motorcycle valued at N82,000 was taken away by the trio.
The prosecutor told the court that his offences contravened the provisions of sections 79 and 287 of the Penal Code Law.