An Area Court in Jos on Thursday sentenced Zakaria Bala, 24, to three months imprisonment for criminal intimidation.
The Judge, Shawomi Bokkos, sentenced the convict after he pleaded guilty to the one-count charge of criminal intimidation and begged the court for leniency.
The Judge, however, gave the convict an option of N20,000 fine.
Earlier, the police prosecutor, Insp Ibrahim Gokwat, told the court that on April 20, a police patrol of “C” division police station Jos, during patrol, arrested the accused.
He said that the police patrol team was on patrol at about 4:30 pm, and arrested the convict for criminally intimidating Ali and the people of filling Sukuwa.
Gokwat said that during a police investigation, the convict confessed to having committed the crime.
The police prosecutor said the offence contravened the Plateau State Penal Code.