A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, on Thursday sentenced two men, Salim Aliyu and David Tabo, to one year each in a correctional centre for stealing electrical appliances.
The Presiding Judge, Mr Abdulaziz Ibrahim, also ordered the convicts to pay N11, 000 each as compensation.
The duo was charged with conspiracy, trespass and theft, contrary to Sections 58, 327 and 270 of the Kaduna State Penal Code, Law.
They pleaded guilty and prayed the court for leniency.
The prosecutor, Insp. Johnson Ibudu had told the court that one Mr Joel Chindo reported the matter at the Divisional Police Station at Kafanchan on May 22.
Ibudu said that the suspects trespassed into Chindo’s shop at Gidan Waya and made away with a compact disc player, standing fan, clipper and Tecno phone.
He said that investigations revealed that the convicts stole the items, adding that some of the items were found in their possession.
The prosecutor had prayed the court to try them summarily in line with Section 125 (8) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law.