A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison by a Kano Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Rijiyar Zaki, on Monday, September 26, for stealing slippers.
The presiding Senior Magistrate, Aminu Fagge, sentenced the accused, Rabiu Sani after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge of theft.
Sani who is a resident of Aisami Quarters in Kano was sentenced without an option of fine.
According to the prosecutor, Yusuf Sale, one Surajo Umar of Kurna Quarters, Kano, reported the case at the Nasarawa Police Division, Kano, on September 16.
Sale revealed that the convict went to the business place of the complainant at Gidan Gashash Singer Market in Kano, on the same day.
Sani reportedly “used a razor blade and tore the sack where the complainant Umar, kept his goods and stole one roll of bathroom slippers containing 35 pairs valued N6, 000.”
The court heard that the convict was charged with theft at a Chief Magistrates Court and sentenced to three months imprisonment or a fine of N10, 000 on February 5, 2016 and that Sani was again sentenced to six months imprisonment or a fine of N20, 000 at the same court on April 7, for the same crime.
Sale stressed that this arraignment makes the fourth time Sani has been brought before the court this year, noting that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Penal Code.