By Talatu Maiwada
Abuja, – A 28-year-old unemployed man, Sahabi Nurah, was on Monday, docked in a Kado Grade I Area Court, Abuja for allegedly stealing two cell phones.
Nurah, who resides in Utako, Abuja, is charged with theft.
Prosecution Counsel Stanley Nwafoaku, told the court that on Jan. 22, about 3:20 pm, Aliyu Mohammed of Utako, Abuja, reported the matter at the Utako Police Station.
Nwafoaku said that on Jan. 1, the defendant allegedly visited the complainant in his house and decided to sleep over.
He alleged that the defendant stole Huawei and Techno cell phhones worth N90,000.
The police said that during investigation, all efforts made to recover the phones, failed.
The prosecution counsel said the offence contravened the provisions of Section 288 of the Penal Code.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Judge, Malam Muhammed Wakili, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N50,000 with one surety in like sum.
Wakili ordered that the surety must have a reliable means of livelihood and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.
He added that the surety must also provide a BVN print out, recent passport photograph and a valid identification card, which must be verified by the court registrar.
The Judge adjourned the matter until March 14, for hearing. (NAN)