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Judge pays fine for convict he jailed for theft

03 July 2015, 20:18

Lafia - Presiding Judge of Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court in Nasarawa State, Justice Albert Maga on Friday paid the N500 fine on behalf of a convict he sentenced for stealing, report Channels TV.

The judge had sentenced the convict, Chita Ugochukwu, to three months imprisonment for stealing 54 pieces of apples.

The judge gave the judgment after the accused pleaded guilty to the charges preferred against him.

Also read: Lagos chief judge releases 21 inmates from Kirikiri Medium Prisons

He, however, gave the convict an option of N500 fine.

The judge, out of compassion, paid the N500 fine for the accused and urged him to go back to his village rather than stealing since he had no job.

Read more at Channels TV.

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