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Man Bags Six Months’ Jail for Stealing Yam in Kwara

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Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has arrested a 28-year-old man, Abubakar Banni, for stealing yam tubers from people’s farms in Tenebo village, Kaiama Local Government Area of the state.

THISDAY checks revealed that the suspected thief had formed the habit of stealing tubers of yam from people’s farms in the area on a daily basis in recent time.

In a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the state command of the NSCDC, Mr. Babawale Afolabi, the Corps said: “The suspect was arrested yesterday at about 6 a.m. by one Ismaila Ebbo Mohammed and his neighbours in Kaiama.

“According to the complainants, the Fulani boy has been stealing their yam tubers in the farm on a daily basis. “The suspect had confessed to have committed the crime, and immediately, the state Commandant of NSCDC, Makinde Iskil Ayinla, gave the directive that he should be charged to court.

“Abubakar Bani has been charged to Kaiama Magistrate Court immediately, just as the suspect pleaded guilty to the crimes.

“He was, therefore, sentenced to six months imprisonment by Magistrate Yusuf Kide, for criminal trespass and theft at New Bussa Correctional Centre in Niger State.”

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