A 25-year-old man, Bala Hassan, has bagged two years imprisonment for allegedly referring to policemen as thieves, in Yola, Adamawa State.
The Yola Criminal Area Court 2 on Tuesday, September 21, handed the sentence to him after convicting him for the offence.
Bala Hassan was earlier brought before the court presided by Hon. Nuhu Garta by the State Commissioner of Police, Adamu Alhaji, for allegedly saying that all police officers attached to the Jimeta Police Division were thieves.
According to the First Information Report (FIR) tendered in court by Inspector Danjuma Hamidu, the Hassan had said he would rather dis than join the Nigeria Police Force because policemen are cr*minals.
Court papers indicate that Bala was arrested in Yola on Monday during a crime prevention patrol led by Inspector Ishaya Buba of Jimeta Police Division and charged with being in possession of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp.
The Police said he was unable to give satisfactory account of himself and that when brought to the Divisional headquarters for further investigation, he rained c*rses on the police, saying all of them are nothing but thieves.
In court on Tuesday, Bala admitted calling police officers thieves, and Hon Nuhu Musa Garta sentenced him to two years in prison with an option of N50,000 fine.