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Teenager Bags 3-Year Jail Term For Stealing Livestock To Buy Clothes

Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Teenager Bags 3-Year Jail Term For Stealing Livestock To Buy Clothes

An 18-year-old, Usman Hassan, is to spend 3 years in prison for stealing livestock in order to buy Sallah clothes for his siblings in Adamawa State.

The teenager reportedly stole two rabbits, six chickens, two ducks and a half carton of fish in Yola, the state capital, with the intention of selling same to buy sallah clothes for himself and siblings.

Confessing to the crime, Hassan said, “I was forced to steal so that I can raise money to buy sallah clothes for myself and brothers.
“My father had divorced my mother leaving her with many of us children; presently, we do not know his whereabouts.

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“Our mother is poor and could not be able to buy clothes for us to celebrate sallah; that is why I decided to steal in order to raise money to buy clothes for Sallah.”

Accordingly, the judge, Ibrahim Musa Ulenda of the Upper Area Court 4 Yola, on Thursday, convicted and sentenced him to three years imprisonment.
He was however given an option of N50,000 fine and also ordered to pay N30,000 compensation.

The verdict came days after President Muhammadu Buhari, pardoned high profile Nigerians jailed for embezzling public funds running into billions of naira.

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