MARARABA – A Senior Magistrate’s Court 1 sitting in Mararaba, on Friday ordered that three men charged with criminal conspiracy and theft be remanded in Keffi prison.
The accused are Shaibu Lawal, 23 and Monday Stephen, 33, both of Angwan Gwari, Mararaba, and Ikechukwu Asogwa of Aku Village, Mararaba.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Aliyu Mohammed, told the court that the matter was reported by Dominic Ogwuche of New Karu, at ‘A’ Division Police Station, Mararaba, on April 2.
Mohammed said that on the same date, while Dominic’s brother, Innocent Ogwuche, was going from Ado to Mararaba, his car developed a fault.
He said Innocent called the accused persons to help him push the car to Aso Junction in Mararaba where he could get a mechanic to repair it.
The prosecutor said that in the process, the accused conspired among themselves and stole Innocent’s bag containing some valuable items.
The items include a laptop valued at N75,000, an international passport and international driving licence, one Sony Ericsson handset valued N95,000 and some valuable documents.
Mohammed said the accused persons’ offence contravened sections 97 and 288 of the Penal Code.
He accused pleaded not guilty, and the Senior Magistrate, Mr Jeremiah Danladi, ordered that they be remanded in prison.
He adjourned the case until April 9 for continuation of hearing. (NAN)