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Man, 30, Sentenced to Six Months in Correctional Centre for Theft in Jigawa

By Hassan Turaki

Following the arrest and arraignment of one Zakar Yahaya, aged 30 of Anku Quarters, Hadejia LGA by the operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Jigawa State Command, before the Chief Magistrate Court (CMC) in Hadejia LGA for the alleged Theft, contrary to section 286 of Penal Code Law, the suspect pleaded guilty and sentenced to Six months imprisonment without option of fine by the Chief Magistrate, Sa’idu Galadima.

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Zakar was arrested on Sunday, 22nd day of May, 2022 by personnel of NSCDC in Gujungu town, following a complaint lodged by one Tasiu Muhd of Shagari Quarters, Hadejia that he saw the suspect in possession of his Red Color Daylong Motorcycle at the Market which prompted his arrest.

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Upon interrogation, he confessed to have stolen the motorcycle on Friday, 20th of May, 2022 at Shagari Quarters, Hadejia in front of a Mosque at about 2000hrs while the Night prayer (Isha) was ongoing.

He thereafter decided to dispose it at the popular Gujungu Market in Gujungu Town, Taura LGA which operates on Sundays, but ran out of luck.

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A statement on Thursday, by CSC Adamu Shehu, CDPRO Jigawa State Command noted that the Daylong Motorcycle, valued at about N195,000 was since handed over to the legitimate owner by the Court.


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