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Man in court over alleged theft of car worth N4.5m


Tolu Aiyegbusi


Abuja  –     The police on Tuesday arraigned one Kalu Ogechi in a Karu Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing a car valued at N4.5million.
Kalu, who hails from Ohafia in Abia, is standing trial on a count charge of stealing, an offence he denied committing.
The offence is punishable under Section 287 of the Penal Code.

The Judge, Mr Hassan Ishaq, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000, with a surety in like sum and adjourned the case until Oct. 23 for hearing.

The Prosecutor, John Ijagbemi, had told the court that one Eunice Bob-manuel of Dawaki reported the defendant at the Karu Police Station on July 17.

He said that the defendant was employed to wash and clean cars in the car washing business centre of the complainant.

Ijagbemi disclosed that on the said date, the complainant handed over her car and its key to the defendant to wash.

He told the court that as soon as the defendant collected the keys, he made away with the car to an unknown destination.

The prosecutor said that the car was later traced and recovered in Ohafia, Abia.

He added that the car, a Toyota Venza with registration number- BWR541PV is valued at N 4.5 million.

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