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Court remands man for robbing commercial motorcyclist

09 April 2015, 06:46Mujidat Oyewole

Gusau - A Magistrates' Court in Gusau, Zamfara State has remanded one Abduljalal Muhammad of Sabuwar Haya Area, Tudun Wada, Gusau, in prison custody over alleged  armed robbery.

The prosecutor, Inspector Yakubu Abuga, told the court that sometime in Feburary 2015, the accused boarded a commercial motorcycle of one Shafiu Shehu of Hayin Mallam Sani Area, Tudun Wada, Gusau.

Abuga said that the accused told Shehu to take him to Garajin Mailena, along Magami road, Gusau but at a point behind Water Board, Gusau, he asked the motorcyclist to stop, after which he stabbed him on the back with a sharp knife.

He said that the accused robbed the motorcyclist of all the money he had and a handset, valued at N4,500, including his Bajaj motorcycle with registration number EKY090QB, valued at N115,000.

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The prosecutor said that the motorcyclist screamed for help and passersby responded and aided  in the suspect's arrest.

He said that the offence contravened Sections 1 and 2 of Robbery and Fire Arms Act.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The Magistrate, Alhaji Umar Abdulnasir, ordered that the accused person should be remanded in prison custody.

The case was then adjourned to April 15, for mention.



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