An area court in Jos, Plateau State, on Tuesday, sentenced a 20-year-old unemployed man, Pius John, to nine months imprisonment for stealing two goats.
A panel of two magistrates, Adam Sadiq and Hyacinth Dolnaan, however, gave him an option of N10, 000 fine, and also ordered him to pay a compensation of N40,000 to the complainant.
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Earlier, the prosecutor, Insp Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that the accused trespassed into one Mr Dung Gyang’s house and stole two goats worth N40, 000. (NAN)