Police arraign 55-year-old man for theft

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The police on Wednesday arraigned a 55-year-old man Amos Ugwu, before an Upper Area Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, for allegedly stealing seven T-shirts belong to a woman.

Ugwu was also accused of stealing two pairs of jean trousers.

The police prosecutor, Insp Martha Paul, told the court that the accused, who resides at No. 88 Sabon Gari in Kano State, was arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal trespass and theft.

Paul said that the accused criminally trespassed into a shop at Felande Filling Station, Gwagwalada, belonging to one Fatima Adeibiyi, Obafemi Street, Old Kutunku on March 17.

She said that the accused entered the shop and stole seven polo T-Shirts and two pairs of jean trousers valued at N 34,000.

The prosecutor added that during police investigation, the stolen property was found in the possession of the accused.

She said that the case was reported at the Gwagwalada Police Station by “the nominal complainant’’ on same date.

Paul said that the offences contravened sections 342 and 286 of the Penal Code.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The judge, Alhaji Alhassan Kuserki, therefore granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two sureties in like sum.

Kusheki said the sureties must be residing within the FCT and must deposit evidence of land ownership within the jurisdiction of the court.

He adjourned the case to May 14 for hearing.