Sharia Court ll, Magajin Gari, Kaduna, on Monday sentenced one Abubakar Muhammad to six months’ imprisonment for stealing bunches of plantain belonging to two businessmen, Safyan Shehu and Abdussalam Yakubu.
The convict, who resides in Bakin Dogo area of Kaduna metropolis, had pleaded guilty to the charge of theft.
The Judge, Malam Murtala Nasir, while sentencing the convict, however, gave him an option to pay N10,000 fine.
Nasir also ordered him to pay N60,000 as compensation to the complainants for their stolen plantains.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Aliyu Ibrahim, told the court that the defendant Muhammed, on Aug. 14, stole N80,000 worth of bunches of plantain at Bakin Dogo Market.
Ibrahim said that the offence contravened Section 139 of the Sharia Penal Code, Kaduna State.