16th January, 2017
A Mararaba Chief Magistrate’s Court on Monday sentenced a 29-year-old banker, Terungwa Emmanuel, to six months imprisonment, after he pleaded guilty to stealing N834,780.
Emmanuel, an employee of Hasal Microfinance Bank, Karu, in Nasarwa State, who resides in Mararaba, was arraigned on a one-count charge of theft.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Vincent Gwehemba, who promptly sentenced him after he pleaded guilty, however, gave him a fine option of N7,000.
Gwehemba also ordered the convict to pay N834,780 being the money he stole.
The prosecutor, Stephen Kwaza, had told the court that Emmanuel, in 2016, converted the said sum belonging to the bank, to his personal use.
“Emmanuel converted the money to his personal use and absconded to an unknown destination until he was seen and arrested on Jan. 5, 2017,” Kwaza told the court.
Kwaza stated that the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code.