Mercy John of Nasarawa in Kaduna State gave her tailor, Martina Felix, some fabrics to sew in March 2018 which she failed to sew.

She lost all her patience after seven months of asking for her dress and the 35-year-old tailor continued to give her excuses.

She did not fight with her. She simply reported the case at the Kudenden Police Station in Kaduna on October 12.

This was the beginning of her journey to a Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna court, where the Prosecutor, Insp. Chidi Leo, gave details of Ms Felix’ crime.

“The accused did not make the clothes as agreed and all effort to get the fabrics from her proved abortive.

“Felix absconded with the fabrics to an unknown destination until she was seen and arrested,” he said.

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Leo said the offence contravened Sections 217 and 292 of the Criminal Law of Kaduna State, 2017.

On Monday, November 19, the court sentenced Martina Felix to five months imprisonment after she pleaded guilty to a two-count of criminal breach of trust and cheating.

Emmanuel, however, gave the convict an option to pay N5, 000 fine.

He ordered the convict to pay additional N33, 000 as damages for the materials and another N15, 000 for expenses incurred during her prosecution.

Emmanuel said the convict would get additional one-month imprisonment if she defaulted in her payments.

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