An Ilorin Magistrate Court has sentenced 18-year-old Jamiyu Lamidi, to 18 months imprisonment for theft and criminal conspiracy.
The accused was alleged to have attempted to steal a Jincheng motorcycle from the premises of Diamond Bank plc on Taiwo road in Ilorin.
The prosecutor, Jubril Alhassan, informed the court that the accused and one other person currently at large had already disconnected the ignition wire of the motorcycle, when he was arrested by the bank’s security men. He told the court that the accused has a similar case pending at another Magistrate Court in Ilorin.
The accused, who was not represented by any counsel, was tried under Section 157 of the Criminal Law Code. The magistrate however said that the ruling is subject to appeal within the next 30 days.