An Area Court sitting in Jos, Plateau State has sentenced a 31-year-old man, Sani Ukasha, to jail for failing to produce an accused person he stood for surety.
The defendant had earlier been arraigned in court for allegedly stealing seasoning cubes, but he was granted bail.
However, during the continued hearing on Thursday, he was nowhere to be found and the police prosecutor, Inspector Gokwat Ibrahim informed the court that the surety failed to produce the accused person in contravention of the State Penal Code.
Ukasha pleaded guilty to the charge and pleaded for leniency.
In his ruling, Justice Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced the surety to three months imprisonment with an option of N10,000 fine.
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