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Man, 60, docked for failure to produce suspect


ABUJA – The Police on Thursday arraigned a 60-year-old man, Alhaji Bashir Mohammed, in a Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Wuse, Abuja, for failure to produce a suspect.
Mohammed, a businessman who resides at Deidei, Abuja, was said to have stood for bail for Abdullahi Saidu of Wuse zone 1, Abuja, but failed to produce him when asked to.
He is facing a one-count charge of shielding an offender.
The prosecutor, Insp. Abdullahi Adamu, had told the court that on Oct. 4 the accused stood for bail for Abdullahi Saidu at Wuse Police Station and promised to produce him on Oct. 9.
He said that when that date came, the accused and the suspect were nowhere to be found until he was seen at Wuse market and arrested.
Adamu informed the court that the offence contravened the provisions of Section 168 of the Penal Code.
The accused pleaded not guilty of the allegation leveled against him.
The prosecutor prayed the court to grant him a date to open his case against the accused.
The Magistrate, Mr Abdulazeez Anka, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N100, 000 and a surety in the like sum who must not be below 40 years of age.
Anka also ordered that the surety must be a person with reasonable means of livelihood and must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.
He adjourned the matter till Jan. 7, 2015, for hearing. (NAN)

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