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Driver in court for absconding with employer’s bus


ABUJA – The FCT Area Court at Lugbe in Abuja on Friday remanded in prison custody a 35-year-old driver, Ibeabuchi Chimezie, who was charged with betrayal of trust.

Chimezie, who lives at Uzuakoli Ngwu in Abia, is standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating, after absconding with his employer’s bus.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the offence and also prayed the court to grant him bail.

However, the presiding officer, Senior Judge Gambo Garbo, refused to take Chimezie’s plea and ordered that he should be remanded in Kuje prison till Nov. 10.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Anigbo Paul, had told the court that the case was reported by one Ekeh Chukwuemeke at the Lugbe Police Station on Oct. 11.

“The accused ran away with the complainant’s Sienna bus meant for commercial purpose since Sept. 23 without remitting the N10,000 per trip which they agreed on,’’ Paul said.

He alleged that during police investigation, the accused had refused to give reasonable explanation as to the whereabouts of the bus.

“Right now the bus in question is missing,’’ the prosecutor told the court.

Paul, who said the case was still under investigation, noted that the offence contravened sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.(NAN)

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