Saturday, 7 July 2012
Man Jailed For Being Idle In Jos
A Chief Magistrates Court in Kasur-Nama area of Jos on Thursday sentenced a man identified as Abdulrazak Saidu to three months imprisonment for being idle.
Prosecutor Yahaya Adamu had told the court that Saidu, the 28 year old man who claimed he hailed from Jigawa, was found idling away and arrested in Mangu Local Government area on February 7, 2012.
The accused was first arraigned before the court on February 20 and he pleaded not guilty to the charge of idleness.
Adamu said the offence contravened Section 405 of the Penal Code Law.
“My Lord, we found him running around doing nothing in Mangu town and after he could not give any satisfactory account of himself, we arrested him and charged him to court,’’ Adamu said.
Saidu, trying to defend himself disclosed that he is a farmer but doesn’t possess any farm land, and he came to Plateau state to see an Islamic cleric.