A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna on Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old bar attendant, Francis Alabi, to 10 months in prison for stealing his employer’s N250, 000.
The Magistrate, Ibrahim Emmanuel, sentenced Alabi to 10 months imprisonment without option of fine after he pleaded guilty to the charges.
Emmanuel said that the sentence would serve as a deterrent to others.
Alabi a resident of Ungwan Pama, Kaduna, was charged with breach of trust and stealing.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo, told the court that Alabi who is a bar attendant at “Freedom Bar” located in Barnawa stole the sum on Jan. 5 from his employer, James Adebiyi.
Leo said the defendant collected N250, 000 being proceeds from sales in the bar but failed to remit the money.
The prosecutor further said the defendant could not give satisfactory explanation of what he did with the money.
He noted that the offence contravened Sections 344 and 217 of the Kaduna State Penal Code, 2017.