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Teenager arraigned for stealing rice, collapses in Adamawa court

Teenager arraigned for stealing rice, collapses in Adamawa court

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Teenager arraigned for stealing rice, collapses in Adamawa court

Story from Matthew ELOYI

A 14-year-old boy, Kamishe Danladi, arraigned for stealing one kilogramme of rice, has collapsed in court.

It was learnt that Kamishe was charged to the Chief Magistrate Court II, presided by Japhet Basani, in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

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The minor had, however, admitted he stole the rice because he was hungry.

“I worked on the farm of the owner of the rice but he refused to pay me my wage”, he added.

Kamishe blamed the hardship being experienced in the country for his crime.

It was gathered that one kilogramme of rice in Adamawa goes for N2100 as of the time the 14-year-old was arraigned.

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It was also gathered that the boy earlier vomited on the court premises before collapsing.

Thereafter, the prosecutor took him out of the courtroom to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention.

Teenager arraigned for stealing rice, collapses in Adamawa court

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