21st December, 2011
An accused, Kenneth John (20), of no fixed address has been arraigned before an Abuja Chief Magistratesâ€™ Court for allegedly stealing 200 fairly used handsets.
According to the First Information Report, the accused broke into the shop of one Friday Odo of Kado Village and made away with the handsets.
The police prosecutor, Simon Emmanuel, told the court that during investigation it was discovered that the stolen handsets were valued at N300,000.
He also told the court that the accused was charged with store-breaking and theft contrary to sections 347 and 288 of the Penal Code Law.
The accused pleaded not guilty. The prosecutor told the court that the accused was of no fixed address and that investigation was still going on.
Senior Magistrate Abdullahi Illaila, granted the accused bail in the sum of N 200,000 with two reliable and reasonable sureties.
He ordered that the sureties must be responsible Nigerians who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
Illaila also ordered that one of the sureties must be a Federal Civil Servant not below Grade Level 09. He adjourned the case to January 9 for hearing.