Motorcyclist, 29, in court for negligent conduct

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Abuja –  The Police on arraigned a 29-year-old motorcyclist, Sunday Emmanuel Kurudu, Abuja, in a Karu Grade 1 Area Court, FCT, for criminal breach of trust, cheating and negligent conduct.

The prosecutor, Insp. Stephen Okwu-Agbor, told the court that one Michael of same address as the accused, reported the matter at the Karu Police Station on May 7.

Okwu-Agbor said that sometimes in March, the complainant entrusted his motorcycle valued at N150, 000, to the accused who was supposed to be remitting N6, 000 weekly to Michael.

He told the court that for two weeks, the accused failed to remit any as agreed; and that the complainant later discovered that the motorcycle had been stolen.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]

The prosecutor said the accused also confessed to his employer that a passenger he conveyed snatched the motorcycle from him.

“I went to buy water, I forgot to remove the key from the motorcycle and before I came back the passenger I carried stole the motorcycle,’’ the accused said.

He said the offences contravened sections 312, 322 and 196 of the Penal Code.

The accused, however, denied the .

The Presiding , Hassan Ishaq, granted the accused bail in the sum of N200, 000 a reliable surety, who must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

Ishaq said the surety must deposit a National Identity Card and his address must be verified by the registrar of the court.

He adjourned the case to June 29 for further hearing. (NAN)