Court orders remand of garbage collector charged with extortion




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MARARABA – A Magistrates’ in Mararaba, State, on , ordered that a garbage collector, 25-year-old Ibrahim Isa Nyanya, , be remanded in prison custody.

The Magistrate, Mr Iliya Aku, gave the order after the accused person pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge brought against him.

Aku, denied bail to the accused person, said the offence was not a bailable offence and adjourned hearing in the case until July 7.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Cpl. Steven Kwaza, had told the that one Victoria Ebam of Jikwoyi, , the matter at the Sani Abacha Road Station, Mararaba, on .

Kwaza said that on the same date, the accused person attacked the complainant with a cutlass and snatched her handbag containing N40,000 and some complimentary cards.

“The accused person, Ibrahim Isa was arrested immediately and the handbag was recovered from him,’’ Kwaza said.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 293 of the Penal Code. (NAN