On Wednesday, an Area Court in Jos, the Plateau State capital, sentenced John Shedrack, 26, to three months in prison for stealing 100 chickens worth N300,000.
Shawomi Bokkos, the judge, condemned the offender after he pled confessed to the crime and begged the court for mercy.

Bokkos granted the defendant the alternative of a N20,000 fine or three months in prison and ordered him to pay N300,000 in compensation to the plaintiff or face six months in prison in default.

Earlier, the police prosecutor, Insp Monday Dabit, informed the court that Mr Ikechukwu Egwuonwu reported the crime to the Rantya Police Station on June 19.

He claimed that the accused broke into the complainant’s poultry farm and stole his birds.

The prosecution also informed the court that throughout the police investigation, the accused admitted to committing the crime.

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