Driver jailed two months for damaging Honda Accord car

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A Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Tuesday sentenced a 34-year-old driver, Adamu Felix, to two months imprisonment for damaging an Air Force officer’s Honda Accord.

The driver, who resides in the airforce base in Abuja, was convicted and sentenced for criminal breach of trust and mischief.

He had pleaded guilty and begged the court for leniency.

The Chief Magistrate, Jacinta Okeke, sentenced him to one month imprisonment for each offence or to pay a fine of N10,000 for each offence.

Ms Okeke warned him to desist from committing crimes.

She also advised the complainant to file a civil suit to recover the money for the damaged car.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Abdullahi Tanko, told the court that the complainant, Flt-Lt. A.d. Abdulkarim, of the Nigeria Air Force base in Abuja, reported the matter at the Iddo police station on May 1.

Mr Tanko said that the complainant entrusted his Honda Accord vehicle into the care of the convict, who on April 12 took the said vehicle to Kafanchan, Kaduna State, without his consent.

He said that the convict damaged the car, adding that the cost of repair was between N3.5 million and N4 million.

Mr Tanko said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 312 and 327 of the Penal Code.

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