Abuja - The police on Friday arraigned one
Chekube Okonkwo at the Gudu Upper Area Court in Abuja for allegedly setting a
room ablaze and destroying property worth thousands of naira.
Okonkwo who resides at Figba-Kassa Village in Abuja is standing
trial on a charge of mischief.
The Prosecutor, Cpl. Israel Nongo, told the court that one
Uchenna Agwu of Figba-Kassa Village reported the matter at the Apo Police
Station in the FCT on July 31.
Nongo said that the accused person allegedly used a lighter
and burnt the complainant’s room.
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The prosecutor said that the complainant’s N200, 000 a
thermo cool refrigerator valued at N45, 000; a 32-inch plasma television valued
at N25, 000 and LG television valued N17, 000 got burnt.
He added that a mattress, valued at N20, 000; a home theatre
valued N30, 000, a carpet valued N6, 000 and the complainant’s clothes also got
The prosecutor said the offence, contravened Section 337 of
the Penal Code.
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty.
The Judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted the accused bail in
the sum of N150, 000 with one surety who must reside within the court’s
Kagarko adjourned the case to Oct. 8 for hearing.