A Kano Magistrates’ Court, on Monday,
sentenced a 32-year-old man, Musa Sale, to five
years imprisonment for stealing a tricycle worth
Musa, who resides at Kwana Hudu Quarters
Kano, was convicted on a two-count charge of
joint act and theft, contrary to Sections 79 and
288 of the Penal Code.
The convict, who pleaded guilty to the charge,
urged the judge to temper justice with mercy.
In his judgment, Senior Magistrate Aminu Fagge,
held that the court had taken into account the
fact that the convict was a first time offender.
Fagge sentenced the convict to 12 months
imprisonment for theft and in the alternative to
pay a fine of N10, 000.
For joint act in the charge, the magistrate
ordered the convict to pay the sum of N450, 000
to the nominal complainant, as compensation
for the stolen tricycle or serve four years
Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Insp Yusuf Sale,
had told the court that the convict committed
the offence on Oct. 1, 2014.
He said on the same date at about 11:30 a.m, the
complainant, Isma’il Abubakar of Brigade
Quarters Kano, carried two unknown persons in
his tricycle marked KMC 056, Chassis number
62559 and KAROTA number NSR 4741.
The prosecutor said that Musa and one Abba
Dansmall, now at large, gave the complainant
some water to drink, which he drank and fell
Sale said in the process, the convict stole the
complainant’s tricycle valued N450, 000.
He further told the court that during police
investigation, the tricycle KAROTA number, was
found in possession of one Gali Musa, who
claimed to have bought it from the convict.
The prosecutor said the convict could not give a
satisfactory account of how he got the said
tricycle number and confessed to committing