A 25- year – old store keeper , Abubakar Hussaini , who was on Tuesday sentenced to 12 months imprisonment by a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court , Abuja , said he burnt his boss’ s credentials for his failure to increase his salary.
Hussaini said the complainant , Mr Jack Jiang, a Chinese , promised to increase his salary, but failed to do so .
Hussaini who pleaded guilty to charges of criminal trespass , mischief by fire and theft , begged the court for leniency .
The judge, Abdulwahab Mohammed , however , sentenced Hussaini to 12 months imprisonment, but gave him N 20, 000 option of fine .
He also warned Hussaini to be of good behaviour and to also desist from committing crime .
The prosecutor , John Okpa , had told the court that Jiang reported the matter at the Area Command, Life Camp, Abuja on August 26.
He said that Hussaini criminally trespassed into the complainant ’ s house and stole a traveling bag containing five wrist watches , two bangles , four T – shirts and credentials.
Okpa said that all the said items were valued at N 1 . 5 million .
The prosecutor said that four wrist watches, two bangles, two T- shirts and the traveling bag were recovered from Hussaini during police investigations.
He further said that Hussaini burnt the complainant ’ s credentials , adding that the offences contravened Sections 348 , 336 and 288 of the Penal Code .
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