One Mohammed Magaji Ali has been sentenced to two years behind bars by a Bauchi High for selling three cows that were put in his care.
The Prosecution stated that the convict was to tend the cows for the owner, instead, he fattened the animals, sold them and converted the proceeds, an offence is contrary to and punishable under Section 311 and 312 of the Penal Code.
Having pleaded guilty to the one count charge, the trial Judge, Justice S.Y. Abubakar, accordinglly sentenced him to two year jail term with an option of fine of fifty thousand naira (N50, 000) and ordered him to pay the victim the sum of Three Hundred and Sixty Thousand Naira (N360, 000) as restitution.
The convict was dragged before the Court by the Gombe Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for criminal breach of trust to the tune of Six Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N650, 000.00).