Some weeks ago a 25- year old that works as a storekeeper For a Chinese Mr. Jack Jiang has been sentenced to 12 months imprisonment or a fine of 20,000 Naira by a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja.

Abubakar Hussaini was arraigned for burning his boss’s credentials for his failure to increase his salary.

Hussaini said the complainant, Mr. Jack Jiang, a Chinese, promised to increase his salary but failed to do so.

Hussaini who pleaded guilty to charges of criminal trespass, mischief by fire and theft, begged the court for leniency.

The judge, Abdulwahab Mohammed, however, sentenced Hussaini to 12 months imprisonment but gave him N 20, 000 option of fine.

He also warned Hussaini to be of good behavior and to also desist from committing a crime .

The prosecutor, John Okpa, had told the court that Jiang reported the matter at the Area Command, Life Camp, Abuja on August 26.

He said that Hussaini criminally trespassed into the complainant ’ s house and stole a traveling bag containing five wristwatches, two bangles, four T-shirts and credentials.

Okpa said that all the said items were valued at N 1 .5 million.

The prosecutor said that four wristwatches, two bangles, two T-shirts and the traveling bag were recovered from Hussaini during police investigations.

He further said that Hussaini burnt the complainant’s credentials, adding that the offenses contravened Sections 348, 336 and 288 of the Penal Code.



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