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A trader was sentenced to two years in prison for stealing carrots in Jos

A trader was sentenced to two years in prison for stealing carrots from someone else's farm.

A high court sitting in Jos Meat Market on Thursday sentenced a trader to life in prison for stealing carrots.

Abba Arando, 25, was sentenced to two years in prison for stealing carrots worth N65,000.

Judge Lawal Suleiman handed down the sentence to Arando after he pleaded guilty to trespassing, conspiracy and theft.

However, the judge awarded the convict a fine of N20,000.

The judge advised the convicted person to change his behavior and refrain from committing crimes.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Superintendent Ibrahim Gokwat told the court that a report of the theft was filed by Ahamad Mohammed at the Laranto police station on September 5.

Gokwat said the defendant responded by entering the plaintiff's farm and harvesting carrots worth N65,000 without the owner's permission.

The offense is in violation of sections 327, 312 and 271 of the Penal Code.

In a separate report, you heard that a woman slipped into a dam while taking pictures during a Valentine's Day reception at Chepkiit Waterfalls in Nandi area.

Dorcas Jepkemoi Chumba, 31, was abducted on Sunday while her boyfriend Benjamin Kazungu was using her mobile phone to take pictures of her.

Miss Chumba's family from Kapchorwa village in South Keiyo have been together at Chepkiit Waterfalls since Sunday with the intention of finding her body.

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