Jos trader Paul Yilkom jailed for receiving stolen phone

FILE PHOTO: a suspect

FILE PHOTO: A crime suspect

By Zainab Oyekan

An Upper Area Court in Jos on Friday sentenced a 22-year-old trader, Paul Yilkom, to six months imprisonment for receiving a stolen phone.

Judge Irene Pati sentenced Yilkom after he pleaded guilty to theft.

Pati, however, gave Yilkom an option to pay a fine of N30,000.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Ibrahim Gokwat told the court that the case was reported on Jan. 25, at the ‘C’ Division police station by Mr Suleiman Murtala, the complainant.

The prosecutor said that one Suleiman Umar stole the phone which was worth N210, 000 and gave it to the convict.

Gokwat said that the offence is contravened the provisions of Section 302 of Plateau Penal Code Law.

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