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Magistrate orders trader to sweep court premises for 1 month



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Magistrate orders trader to sweep court premises for 1 month.


A Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court, on Wednesday, ordered a trader, Usman Khalid, to sweep the court premises for month for stealing two air conditioners.

Khalid, 34, was convicted and sentenced, after he pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy and theft.

Magistrate Ibrahim Emmanuel did not give Khalid an option to pay a fine.

He, however, warned him to desist from committing crimes and be a law abiding citizen.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Chidi Leo told the court that Malam Bello Haruna of Malali Kaduna, reported the matter at the Gabasawa Police Station on Feb. 8.

He said Khalid and two others, now at large, criminally trespassed into the complainant’s compound and stole two air conditioners worth N180,000.

He added that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 57 and 271 of the Penal Code of Kaduna State, 2017.

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