Court sentences man to 6 months imprisonment for stealing tubers of yam in Kwara

A 28-year-old man named Abubakar Bani was sentenced to six months in prison by a Kwara State magistrate court in Kaiama for stealing yam tubers.

Bani was charged with stealing yam tubers from farms in Tenebo village, Kaiama local government area, by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara State Command.

The suspect was apprehended on August 30, 2021, at about 6:00 a.m. by one Ismaila Ebbo Mohammed and his neighbors of Kibefandi compound, Kaiama, according to the state’s Public Relations Officer, Babawale Afolabi.

“According to the complainants, the Fulani boy has been stealing their yams in the farm on a daily basis. The suspect, Abubakar, had confessed to having committed the crime and immediately the state commandant NSCDC Kwara State command, CC. Makinde Iskil Ayinla, gave the directive that he should be charged to court,” he stated.

“Abubakar Bani has been charged to Kaiama Magistrate Court immediately, just as the suspect pleaded guilty to the crimes. He was therefore sentenced to six months imprisonment by Magistrate Yusuf Kide, for criminal trespass and theft at New Bussa Correctional Service, Niger State.” the PPRO added. 

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