3 men sentenced to 22 years imprisonment for stealing 10 perfumes

Jimeta Chief Magistrate Court, Yola, Adamawa, on Friday sentenced three men to 10, seven and five years imprisonment for conspiring and stealing household items.

The convicts, Aliyu Adamu, 24, Ahmed Musa, 18, and Adamu Aliyu, 21, all of Malamre Yola, pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for leniency.

Delivery Judgment, Chief Magistrate Musa Adamu, held that he convicted and sentenced the three suspects based on their plea of guilty to the offence.

Having considered the plea of the convicts, a crime such as this should be discouraged in society, where a group of people visit homes at night to steal, threaten and instil fear in people.

“I hereby sentence Aliyu Adamu, Ahmed Musa and Adamu Aliyu to six months imprisonment for the offence of criminal conspiracy or pay a fine of N50,000 each.

“Also that you, Aliyu Adamu, Ahmed Musa and Adamu Aliyu are hereby sentenced to 10 years, seven years and five years imprisonment without an option of fine for the offence of theft in a dwelling house, the sentence would thereby run concurrently,’’he said.

Adamu said that the convicts were given 30 days right of appeal or serve the term.

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor Insp Galion Neron, told the court that the convicts were arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy and theft.

Neron said that on Dec. 20, 2023, at about 4:00 p.m, the complainant Mamoud Yahaya of Malamre reported the matter at Karewa Police Station Yola.

He alleged that the suspects criminally conspired together and broke into the complainant’s brother’s house, Isah Yahaya, located at Malamre.

The police prosecutor listed the stolen items to include; one black Samsung television valued at N100, 000, 10 perfumes valued at N200, 000.

Others include; three caps valued at N60, 000, underwear valued at N10, 000, clothes valued at N300, 000, two international passports among others.

Neron told the court that during a police investigation, the suspects admitted to the crime and some of the items were recovered from their possession.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of section 60 and 279 of the Penal code of Adamawa 2018.