Guilt-racked carrot thief is to spend the next 24 months behind the bars, a court ruled on Thursday.
The 25-year-old trader, Abba Arando, was convicted after he pleaded guilty to theft of carrots valued at N65,000.
An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos presided over by Justice Lawal Suleiman, also found him guilty of trespass and mischief
He, however, gave Arando an option of N20,000 fine and advised him to turn a new leaf.
Police Prosecutor Ibrahim Gokwat had earlier told the court that the case was reported at the Laranto Police Station, Jos on Sept. 5 by the complainant, Ahamad Mohammed.
Gokwat said that the convict had confessed to trespassing, harvesting and stealing carrots worth N65,000 from the complainant’s farm.
The offences contravened Sections 327, 312 and 271 of the Penal Code.