Vandal, 21, bags 5-year -jail term

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A 21-year-old vandal, Alhassan Ashiru of Kawari village in Soba local government of Kaduna state has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by the Magistrate Court, Kofar Fada in Zaria city. Announcing the verdict yesterday, the Chief Magistrate, Mal. Umaru Bature, stated that the court found Alhassan Ashiru guilty of the two court charges of theft and mischief brought against him and sentenced him to two and three years imprisonment, respectively. He was also given 25 lashes the cane before being sent to prison. According to the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Sarki Abdullahi, the convict was charged with theft of power supply equipment belonging to Kaduna Electricity Distribution Company and mischief, offences punishable under sections 58, 312 and 302 of the panel code, law of Kaduna state. The convict, Alhassan Ashiru, had earlier confessed his culpability in the crime as the police recovered the stolen items. He was however given an option of N50, 000 and N100, 0000 fine, respectively

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