Please have mercy, hunger made me steal it - Man jailed 6 months for stealing a bag of rice pleads

Please have mercy, hunger made me steal it - Man jailed 6 months for stealing a bag of rice pleads

A Jos Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday sentenced a 24-year-old man to six months imprisonment for stealing one bag of rice, valued at N20,000.The Chief Magistrate, Mr Jovita Binjin sentenced the convict, Olataju Habinu after he pleaded guilty to the crime.

Habinu, in his plea for leniency, attributed his action to devil and hunger.

“It was the devil that made me do it. I didn’t know what came over me and I was hungry. I wanted to sell some of it and reserve some for myself.

“Have mercy on me. I will not do it again,” he pleaded.

Please have mercy, hunger made me steal it - Man jailed 6 months for stealing a bag of rice pleads

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