Student Gets Jail Term for Stealing Mobile Phone

A Jos Upper Area Court in Kasuwan Nama, has on Monday, sentenced Shedrack Wilson, 22, to one year imprisonment for stealing a mobile phone.

The Judge, Daniel Damulak, convicted Wilson after pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of theft and begged the court for leniency.

Damulak, however, gave the student an option of N20,000 fine, according to News Agency of Nigeria.

The prosecutor, Ibrahim Gowkat, had told the court that the case was reported at the A Division Police station, Jos, on January 31, by one Joseph Okopi.

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The complainant said Wilson, who resides at Gada Biu, dipped his hand into his parked car and picked his mobile phone, an iPhone 6 valued at N108,000.

His alarm attracted persons nearby who chased and apprehended the culprit.

Gowat added that the offence contravened section 272 of the Plateau State Penal Code law of Northern Nigeria.

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