Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Man Jailed Six Months for Trespass

A Gwagwalada Upper Area Court in the FCT on Tuesday sentenced a 37-year-old man, Bitrus Berade, to six months imprisonment for trespass.

The presiding judge, Mr Babaginda Hassan, however, gave him an option of N9,000 fine, and warned that he would be taken to prison if he failed to comply with the court's condition.

The judge also ordered the convict to vacate the portion of a land he is occupying, which is located at Wuru, opposite INEC office in Kuje Area Council.

Police prosecutor, Modupe Musa, had earlier told the court that the convict, a resident of Wuru in Kuje Area Council, Abuja, conspired with his brother, Suleiman Berade, now at large, to commit the offence.

She said the land belonging to one Prince Michael of Abia State but was also sold to the convict's brother.

Berade pleaded guilty to the charge and begged for leniency.

"Truly, I entered into the land by one inch and I beg the court and the owner of the land to forgive me. I also agree to move from the portion I am occupying," he said. (NAN)

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