- A court in Abuja has sentenced a 25-year-old store keeper to 12 months imprisonment
- The storekeeper, Abubakar Hussaini, allegedly burnt his boss' credential because the latter refused to increase his salary
- He was said to have pleaded guilty to charges of criminal trespass, mischief by fire and theft
A 25-year-old store keeper, Abubakar Hussaini, who was on Tuesday, September 11, sentenced to 12 months imprisonment by a Kubwa grade 1 area court, Abuja, said he burnt his boss’ credentials for his failure to increase his salary.
NAN reports that Hussaini said the complainant, Jack Jiang, a Chinese, promised to increase his salary, but failed to do so.
NAIJ.com gathers that Hussaini who pleaded guilty to charges of criminal trespass, mischief by fire and theft, begged the court for leniency.
The judge, Abdulwahab Mohammed, however, sentenced Hussaini to 12 months imprisonment, but gave him N20,000 option of fine. He also warned Hussaini to be of good behaviour and to also desist from committing crime.
The prosecutor, John Okpa, had told the court that Jiang reported the matter at the area command, Life Camp, Abuja on August 26. He said that Hussaini criminally trespassed into the complainant’s house and stole a traveling bag containing five wrist watches, two bangles, four T-shirts and credentials.
Okpa said that all the said items were valued at N1.5 million. He added that four wrist watches, two bangles, two T-shirts and the traveling bag were recovered from Hussaini during police investigations.
He further said that Hussaini burnt the complainant’s credentials, adding that the offences contravened sections 348, 336 and 288 of the penal code.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a Kubwa grade 1 area court on Wednesday, August 29, sentenced a 32-year-old man, Ahmed Hassan, to six months in jail for stealing N5,000.
The judge, Malam Abdulwahab Mohammed, however, gave Hassan an option of N30,000 fine and warned him to desist from committing crime.
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