A Grade 1 Area Court sitting at Kabusa, Abuja, on Thursday sentenced a 28-year-old driver, Musa Samaila, to 12 months in prison for stealing a motorcycle.

The Judge, Malam Abubakar Sadiq, sentenced the driver, who pleaded guilty to stealing.

Sadiq sentenced the driver without an option of a fine, alleging that he had committed such an offence several times.

The judge said the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Mrs C. C. Okafor, informed the court that the driver, on Dec. 30, 2023, stole a motorcycle belonging to one Mr Dauda Emmanuel.

According to Okafor, the motorcycle was parked in the corridor of Emmanuel’s apartment in Wanu Village, Kabusa, before the driver stole it.

The prosecutor said that stealing violated Section 287 of the Penal Code.

Driver bags 12 months jail term for stealing motorcycle

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