Justice S.Y. Abubaka of the Bauchi State Excessive Court docket, Bauchi has sentenced a cow thief, Mohammed Magaji Ali to 2 years imprisonment.
Ali was sentenced on Thursday, January 27, for an offence bordering on felony breach of belief to the tune of Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N650, 000.00) introduced in opposition to him by the Gombe Zonal Command of the EFCC.
The defendant was allegedly entrusted with three cows to have a tendency by the complainant however he fattened the animals, offered them and transformed the proceeds.
The offence is opposite to and punishable beneath Part 311 and 312 of the Penal Code. Upon arraignment, the defendant pleaded responsible to the one rely cost.
The prosecution reviewed the details of the case and urged the Court docket to convict the defendant consistent with his plea and the proof tendered in court docket.
Justice Abubakar consequently convicted and sentenced him to 2 years in jail.
He nevertheless gave the defendant the choice of Fifty (N50, 000) advantageous and ordered him to pay the sufferer the sum of Three Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira (N360, 000) as restitution.