AN AREA court in Jos, the Plateau State capital, on Tuesday, sentenced a 20-year-old man, Pius John, to nine months’ imprisonment for stealing two goats.
A panel of two magistrates, Adam Sadiq and Hyacinth Dolnaan, who sentenced Mr John, gave him an option of a N10,000 fine.
The court also ordered the convict to pay compensation of N40,000 to the complainant.
The prosecution counsel, Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported on October 11 at the Anglo-Jos Police Station by Dung Gyang, the complainant.
The prosecutor said the convict trespassed on the complainant’s house and stole two goats worth N40,000.
The prosecutor said the offence is punishable under sections 334 and 272 of the Plateau Penal Code.