Jos security guard jailed 3 months for stealing 25 litres of diesel

Police handcuffs

A suspect arrested by police

By Zainab Oyekan

A 29-year-old security guard, Harow Mali has been sentenced to three months imprisonment in Jos, Plateau State, after he pleaded guilty to stealing 25 litres of diesel.

The Prosecution Counsel, Insp Labaran Ahmed told the court that the case was reported on March 20, at the “A” Police station Jos by one Yab Sunday, the complainant.

The prosecutor said the convict was caught with the 25 litres of diesel by the Police.

The offence, according to him, is punishable under the Plateau state Penal Code Law.

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Magistrate Shawomi Bokkos, summarily sentenced Mali after he pleaded guilty.

Bokkos, however, gave the convict an option to pay N10,000 fine.

The judge said the punishment would serve as deterrent to other would-be offenders.


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