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Man arraigned for setting room alight

07 August 2015, 21:32

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 burnt.

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 jurisdiction.

Kagarko adjourned the case to Oct. 8 for hearing.



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