A 27 year old peasant farmer, Gambo Simeon, was on Monday sentenced to life imprisonment by a Maiduguri high court for forcefully collecting a Nokia handset, valued at N4,500 and the sum of N17, 000 from one Moses Jande.
According to the case presented to the court by the prosecution, Gambo, together with an accomplice, one Musa Aminu who is still at large, had, in April, 2009, attacked their victim, Moses Jande on his way from work at Wamdeo town in Borno State. They were armed with a cutlass and stick.
The prosecution counsel also told the court that the handset, which was tendered as exhibit, was recovered from Simeon after his arrest by the police. Simeon was charged for robbery under section 298(b) of the penal code law of Borno state.
Presiding judge, Justice Pindar Haruna Ngadda, who convicted the accused, said “I agree with the prosecution that the most important thing in this case is the prove of theft of things stolen and not really the value of the property and the prosecution has proved this by the exhibit.” The justice then sentenced Gambo to life imprisonment in accordance with section 298(b) of the penal code laws of Borno State.