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Court Jails Man Two & Half Years for Theft of 35 Pairs of Bathroom Slippers



Federal High Court

A Kano Senior Magistrates’ Court sitting in Rijiyar Zaki on Monday sentenced one Rabiu S., 22, to 30 months imprisonment for theft of slippers.

The Senior Magistrate, Aminu Fagge, sentenced Rabiu to two years and six months after he pleaded guilty to a one-count charge.

Fagge did not give the convict of Aisami Quarters in Kano an option of fine.

Prosecutor, Yusuf Sale had told the court that Surajo Umar of Kurna Quarters, Kano, reported the case to Nasarawa Police Division, Kano, on Sept. 16.

Sale said on the same date at about 8PM the convict went to the complainant’s business place at Gidan Gashash Singer Market Kano.

He said Sani “used razor blade and tore the sack where the complainant Umar kept his goods and stole one roll of bath room slippers containing 35 pairs valued N6,000″.

Sale also told the court that the convict was charged for theft at Chief Magistrate Court and sentenced to three months imprisonment or a fine of N10,000 on February 5, 2016.

He added that Sani was also sentenced to six months imprisonment or a fine of N20,000 at the same court on April 7, for theft.

The prosecutor said this was the fourth time the accused was arraigned for theft this year, stressing that the offence contravened Section 285 of the Penal Code.

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  1. Carphy

    September 27, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Lol…orishirishi, things are happening my people!

  2. Damilola

    September 27, 2016 at 9:57 am

    BN is not as interesting as it used to be or maybe I’m just getting older and over social media in general. These ads are quite annoying, but I see you BN making that money.
    People getting years behind bars for stealing slippers but top criminals who steal the government’s money walk around freely. Nigeria’s justice system needs a reconstruction, renewal the existing laws are too rusty.

  3. Marlvina

    September 27, 2016 at 10:03 am

    You know, often times I just notify myself that this world is coming to an end. We are in the perilious times. Cus lately these outrageous things I hear just gets me even more troubled in spirit. I hesistate to even try to reason it out. What’s the point? Now on this judicial matter. We have people like Patience Jonathan, Dasuki and the likes who shld be behind bars but no; that wld slide. Business as usual. Smh! 35 Slippers ko! Dog named Buhari ni.

  4. @edDREAMZ

    September 27, 2016 at 10:38 am

    When i say naija is so damn f**ked i swear am not far from the truth at all…

  5. tunmi

    September 27, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Okay, I understand. This person is a chronic thief.

    1st arrested offense (Feb 5, 2016): 3 months imprisonment or N10,000 fine
    2nd arrested offense (April 7): 6 months imprisonment or N20,000 fine
    This offense (4th offense): 2.5 years

    He stole goods valued at N6,000. Was he paying fines for the other 4 times? If he was going to prison, then prison didn’t rehabilitate him. This is sad. Is there any other option for him other than to steal?

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