Court Sentenced Driver To 5 Years In Prison – Stealing Of 1,200 Liters Of Fuel
Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, on Wednesday, sentenced a 31-year-old driver, Nasiru Ibrahim, to five years imprisonment for stealing 1,200 litres of fuel.
Suleiman, however, gave the convict an option to either pay a fine of N50,000 or spend five years in prison and to also pay N300,000 as compensation to the complainant.
The judge said the judgment would serve as a deterrent to those who would want to indulge in such act of cheating.
The prosecutor said, the convict was entrusted with a tanker loaded with fuel and he sold 1,200 litres of the fuel valued at N162,000 and converted the money to personal use.