By Tolu Aiyegbusi
Abuja – A 26-year-old man, Mohammed Dieng, was on Friday arraigned in a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly damaging a customer’s clothes worth N138,000, but was granted N150,000 bail.
The defendant, a fashion designer at Banex Plaza, was docked on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating, that contravened Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.
He denied committing the offences.
The judge, Mr Hassan Ishaq, also ordered the defendant to produce a reliable surety in like sum and adjourned the matter until July 19 for hearing.
Earlier the prosecutor, Mamud Ismail, told the court that one Mercy Ibeh of Garki, Abuja, reported the matter at the Maitama Police Station on May 15.
He said that sometime in August, 2015, the complainant entrusted three pairs of clothes to the defendant to sew at the cost of N138,000.
He alleged that the complainant paid the defendant N25, 000 as advance payment.
Ismail added that when the complainant went to collect the clothes on the due date, she discovered that it was not the design she agreed and paid for.
He said that the defendant had damaged the complainant’s clothes beyond repair.