A Mararaba Upper Area Court in Nasarawa State has sentenced a 36-year-old man, Shagari Ali, to 12 months imprisonment for stealing motorcycle worth N150,000.
The judge, Mr Ibrahim Shekarau, sentenced the convict accordingly as he pleaded guilty to the charge.
He, however, gave the convict an option of N18, 000 fine and warned him to desist from committing crimes after serving out his punishment.
Shekarau also ordered the convict to pay N20,000 as compensation to the complainant.
Ali was charged under Section 287 of the Penal Code.
Earlier, the prosecuting counsel, Sgt. Godwin Ejeh, told the court that one Ibrahim Haruna of Abacha Road reported the matter at Abacha Road Police Station, Mararaba on Oct. 24.
Ejeh said that the complainant alleged that sometime in July, 2018, the convict went to his compound located at the above mentioned address and stole his motorcycle, valued at N150,000.
The prosecutor said that all efforts made to recover the motorcycle proved abortive. (NAN)