A Magistrates’ Court in Minna has sentenced a teenager, Yakubu Dahiru, to three months in prison for stealing a fowl.
Sentencing the teenager, the magistrate, Binta Rijau, however, said she would be lenient on the accused person because he was remorseful.
Rijau ordered him to pay a fine of N3,000 or serve three months in prison in the event of a default.
Dahiru had been charged with joint act, house breaking and theft, to which he pleaded guilty and begged for leniency.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Thomas Peter, had told the court that two men, Yusuf Mohammed and Christopher Yahaya, jointly reported the matter at the Police station on May 2.
Peter quoted the complainants as alleging that the accused person and two others, now at large, broke into their compound and stole a fowl valued at N2,000.
The prosecutor said that the offence contravened Sections 79, 347 and 288 of the Penal Code and asked the court to try the accused summarily in line with Section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code.