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Carrot seller in court charged with criminal breach of trust, cheating

09 October 2013, 21:07

Mararaba -  A carrot seller, Tasiyu Isah, 20, of Orange Market, Mararaba on Wednesday appeared in a Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, charged with criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The prosecutor, PC Friday Adaji told the court that Jonathan Joshua of Orange Market lodged a report at the ‘A’ Division Police Station in Mararaba on Oct. 2.

Adaji alleged that sometime in July, Joshua entrusted three bags of carrots valued at N25,500 to the accused to sell.

He said that the accused sold the carrots and converted the said money to his own use.

The prosecutor said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.

If convicted on the charges, the accused could spend 10 years in prison or an option to pay a fine.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The presiding officer, Albert Maga admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N50,000 and a surety in like sum.

Maga ordered that the surety must be responsible, possess landed property and resident within the jurisdiction of the court.

He said the surety should write an undertaking, promising the court that the accused will not commit similar offence pending determination of the case.

The judge adjourned the case to Oct. 17 for hearing.



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