A Customary Court in Kafanchan on Wednesday sentenced a teenager, Isaac John, to three years in a correctional facility for stealing a motorcycle.
The presiding Judge, George Gwani, however, gave the convict an option of a N60,000 fine.
The Police had charged John with theft, an offence contrary to the provisions of Section 270 of the Kaduna State Penal Code.
The prosecutor, Insp. Esther Bishen told the court that one Adamu Garba, a commercial motorcyclist, reported the matter at the Kafanchan Divisional Police Station on March 17.
Bishen stated that Garba alleged that John boarded his motorbike from BCC to Sabo area of Kafanchan.
The grievance. however, stated that on attending to a bush along the street, the defendant sprayed pepper on his face and went away with the motorbike.
According to her, the defendant was arrested with the bike two days later.
When the charge was read to him, John pleaded guilty and prayed the court for leniency.
The prosecutor, thereafter, prayed the court to try the defendant summarily in step with Part 125(8) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law.