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Man bags 2-year jail term for stealing 3 cows in Bauchi

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Justice S.Y. Abubakar of the Bauchi State High Court, Bauchi on Thursday, sentenced one Mohammed Magaji-Ali to two years’ imprisonment for an offence bordering on criminal breach of trust to the tune of N650, 000.00 brought against him by the Gombe Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

A statement on Friday by the EFCC’s Head of Media & Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, disclosed that the defendant was allegedly entrusted with three cows to tend by the complainant but he fattened the animals, sold them and converted the proceeds.

According to the statement, the offence is contrary to and punishable under Section 311 and 312 of the Penal Code.

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Upon arraignment, the defendant pleaded guilty to the one-count charge. The prosecution reviewed the facts of the case and urged the Court to convict the defendant in line with his plea and the evidence tendered in court.

Justice Abubakar consequently convicted and sentenced him to 2 years in jail. He however gave the defendant the option of N50, 000 fine and ordered him to pay the victim the sum of N360, 000 as restitution.

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