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Court sentences bus conductor to jail for attacking policeman

A 32-year-old bus conductor identified as Benjamin Joseph, has bagged three months prison sentence for assaulting a police officer.

A Jos Magistrates’ Court convicted the defendant on Tuesday, June 4 and sent him to a correctional facility.

The Prosecutor, Inspector Ibrahim Gokwat told the court that the assault was reported on June 9 at the “C” Division Police Station by the officer.

According to Gokwat, the convict allegedly attacked the police officer on duty when he tried to stop him from causing traffic obstruction with his vehicle.

He said the offence is punishable under the Plateau State Penal Code Law.

Joseph pleaded guilty to the charge.

Magistrate Shawomi Bokkos, summarily tried and sentenced him.

Bokkos said the sentence was without an option of fine, adding that the punishment would serve as a deterrent to other would-be offenders.

Meanwhile, it was reported earlier that an 18-year-old student identified as Abubakar Adam has bagged nine months jail-term over the theft of a mobile phone.

An Area Court in Jos, Plateau state on Wednesday, June 21, sentenced him after he was found guilty of stealing a smartphone worth N85,000.

The Prosecutor, Ibrahim Gokwat told the court that the case was reported by the complainant, Habizu Hassan, on February 20 at the ”C” Police Divisional office in Plateau.

Gokwat claimed Adam trespassed into the complainant’s room and stole his Samsung phone valued at N85,000 and sold it to one Abdullahi Gambo for N13,000.

The presiding Judge, Shawomi Bokkos, convicted Adam after a summary trial following his guilty plea.

Bokkos, however, gave the defendant an option of N10,000 fine.

He also ordered the convict to pay N100,000 as compensation to the complainant.

He held that the judgment would serve as a deterrent to other would-be offenders.