Nigerian soldier jailed for theft


A Magistrates’ Court in Jos has sentenced a 37-year-old soldier, Samuel Hassan to four years in prison for theft today Wednesday July 10, 2019.

The accused was said to have stolen N93,000 from a neighbour in the person of Helen Geoffry who entrusted her ATM card to him in May where he withdrew  N93,000 from her account without her consent.

Magistrates Roseline Baraje convicted Hassan after he pleaded guilty to breach of trust, cheating, theft and misappropriation.

Baraje also ordered that the accused pay a sum of N93,000 to compensate the complainant.

She however gave the accused an option of paying N40,000 fine so that this punishment would restrain others from indulging in such act.



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