An angry employee Abubakar Hussaini has been sentenced to one-year imprisonment for burning his boss’s credentials over failure to increase his salary.
Hussaini,25, was on Tuesday handed the sentence by a Kubwa Grade 1 Area Court in Abuja.
According to Hussaini, the complainant Jack Jiang did not increase his salary as he had promised to do.
While pleading guilty to charges of criminal trespass, mischief by fire and theft, he begged the court for leniency.
But the judge Abdulwahab Mohammed handed him the sentence with an option of an N20,000 fine.
On his part, the prosecutor John Okpa said Jiang reported the matter at the Area Command, Life Camp, Abuja on August 26.
Okpa noted that Hussaini criminally trespassed into the complainant’s house and carted away a traveling bag having wristwatches, two bangles, four T-shirts and credentials.
The items he said were worth N1.5 million. He added that the items were recovered from Hussaini when the police did its investigations.
This is as he noted that Hussaini’s burning of the complaint’s credentials, an action at variance with Sections 348, 336 and 288 of the Penal Code.