The judge, Upside Yaqub, however, gave the convicts, Habibu Kabiru, 25; and Salisu Hamidu, 22, both residents of Old Orange Market Mararaba, an option of N5, 000 fine each.
Yaqub warned them to desist from committing crimes and ordered that the tubers of yam be returned to the owner.
The convicts had pleaded guilty to a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, trespass, mischief and theft.
He said that the convicts and one Musa Iliya, now at large, went to the complainant’s farm at Kudu village, Mararaba, and harvested 50 tubers of yam.
He said the offences contravened Sections 79, 347, 348 and 287 of the Penal Code. (NAN)No tags for this post.