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Police arraign driver for allegedly stealing mattresses, other valuables

14 May 2015, 11:01

Abuja - A 33-year-old driver, Daniel Adie, was on Wednesday arraigned in a Wuse Zone 6 Senior Magistrates' Court in Abuja, charged with stealing two mattresses and other valuables worth N74,500.

Adie, who resides at Mpape area of Abuja, is facing a two-count charge of house breaking and stealing.

The prosecutor, Sergeant Musa Abdullahi, told the court that the matter was reported at the police station at Mpape on April 19 by one Adebayo Adedeji of Arab Quarry area, Mpape, Abuja.

Abdullahi said that the accused broke into the complainant’s house and made away with two mattresses valued at N54,000, a N3,500 standing fan and car sensor worth N17,000.

He said after the receipt of the report, the police swung into action and discovered the stolen items in the premises of Adie, leading to his arrest.

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The prosecutor said that the offences committed contravened Sections 346 and 288 of the Penal Code.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and the Magistrate, Khadijat Mustapha, granted him bail in the sum of N50,000 with a surety in like sum.

She ordered that the surety, who must be a person with reasonable means of livelihood and resident within the court's jurisdiction, should submit to the court two recent passport photograph.

The magistrate also ordered that the surety’s address should be verified by the prosecutor and the court registrar before the accused was released.

She adjourned the case till May 21 for continuation of hearing.


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