A man, Sani Shuaibu, has narrated how a theft involving a dog he sold for N3,500 landed him in prison.
Shuaibu, who is currently on awaiting trial confessed the crime to a prison amnesty committee.
The man, who is held at Yolde Pate Medium Security Custodial Center in Yola, told visiting Adamawa State Jail Delivery Committee how he stole the dog, obtained N3,500 from a buyer, bought shoes with the money, but got arrested.
Sani, who is from Jimeta in Yola North Local Government Area, said he picked up the dog around their community and sold it to a man.
He told the committee that he has spent some months in prison but he was lucky to be a part of the 223 awaiting-trial inmates that was let go.
The committee headed by the Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Hapsat Abdulrahaman, discharged the accused when his case came up for review late on Wednesday.
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The Adamawa State Jail Delivery Committee, a body set up to decongest the several prisons across the State, has disposed of hundreds of awaiting trial cases since it started visiting the prisons on Monday.
Meanwhile, a Grade I Area Court sitting in Kabusa, Abuja, on Thursday sentenced a 31-year-old man, Kefas Usman, to 12 months imprisonment for intimidating his former girlfriend into quitting their relationship.
The judge, Malam Abubakar Sadiq, summarily sentenced Usman after he pleaded guilty to the charge and begged the court for leniency.
Malam Sadiq, however, gave him an option of N20,000 fine.
The police charged Usman with three counts of criminal intimidation, causing mischief and escape from unlawful custody.
Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, S. O. Osho, told the court that the convict threatened to harm his former girlfriend, Eunice Samuel, after she decided to quit the relationship.
Osho explained that in the case of an argument with Samuel, the convict destroyed her cellphone worth N36,000.
He added that during the police investigation, the convict was arrested but escaped custody and was re-arrested.
The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 397, 326 of the Penal Code.