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Boy Jailed 3yrs For Stealing Livestock To Buy Sallah Clothes

An 18-year-old boy identified as Usman Hassan has reportedly been sentenced to three years imprisonment for allegedly stealing livestock to buy Sallah clothes.

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The young man was sentenced by the Upper Area Court 4 in Yola, Adamawa State after he was reported for stealing two rabbits, six chickens, two ducks, and a half carton of fish in Yola. 

After he was arrested, the young boy confessed to the crime and added that he committed the crime in order to afford Sallah clothes for himself and his siblings. He added that his parents are divorced and his father has failed to perform his duties.

“I was forced to steal so that I can raise money to buy Sallah clothes for myself and brothers. My father had divorced my mother leaving her with many of us children; presently, we do not know his whereabouts“, he said.

Our mother is poor and could not be able to buy clothes for us to celebrate Sallah; that is why I decided to steal in order to raise money to buy clothes for Sallah.” he added.

He was then sentenced to three years imprisonment by Judge Ibrahim Musa Ulenda of the Upper Area Court in Yola but was given an option to pay a fine of N50,000 and N30,000 compensation.



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