Chinese man bags 3 months jail term for buying stolen NRC equipment


A Central Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos on Wednesday sentenced a 34-year-old, Chinese businessman, Arvin Wu to three months imprisonment for buying stolen railway sleepers, property of the Nigerian Railway Corporation.

A panel of two magistrates, Ghazali Adam and Hyacinth Dolnaan sentenced Arvin after he pleaded guilty to the offence.

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Magistrates Adam and Dolmaan, however, gave him an option to pay a fine of N50,000.

Earlier, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Dec. 27, 2020, arrested the convict.

The NSCDC said that the stolen property were recovered from Arwin.

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The offence, the NSCDC said, contravenes the provisions of Section 302 of Plateau Penal Code Law and also Section 3(1) (e) (i ) (f) of the NSCDC.

Source: NAN

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