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Footballer sentenced to 2 years imprisonment for stealing

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An upper Area Court, sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, on Tuesday sentenced a 22-year-old footballer, Chimezie Friday, to two years imprisonment for conspiracy, trespass and stealing.

A panel of two magistrates, Ghazali Adam and Hyacinth Dolnaan, who sentenced Friday after he pleaded guilty to the offences, however, gave him an option of N80, 000 fine.

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The magistrates said that the judgment would serve as a deterrent to those who would want to indulge in such criminal acts.

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Earlier, the prosecutor, Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the case was reported on Sept. 24, at the Laranto Police Station by one Christopher Daniel, the complainant.

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Gokwat said that the convict conspired with one Joseph, surname unknown and now at large, and stole car parts worth N225, 000 from the complainant motor garage.

The prosecutor said that the offences were punishable under sections 58, 327 and 271 of the Plateau State Penal Code.

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