An Ebutte-Meta Magistrates’ Court has sentenced a 39-year-old man, Yusuf Isah, to two years imprisonment for stealing a Honda Civic car.
Presiding magistrate, Maryam Kings, delivered the judgment on Friday, after Isah pleaded ‘guilty’ to two-count charge of theft preferred against him. Isah was given an option of N400,000 fine.
Earlier, police prosecutor, Aliyu Malami, told the court that one Zakiyya Lawal reported the matter at the police station on July 4. He said that the offence contravened Section 157 of the Criminal Procedure Code.
According to Malami, the complainant was said to have parked her car outside Sura Market in Lagos and by the time she came out of the market, the vehicle had been stolen.
Isah was said to have been arrested by a team of police men on surveillance patrol.