Abuja - The police on Wednesday arraigned a
30-year-old applicant, Tersoo Aji in a Life Camp Magistrates’ Court,
Abuja, for allegedly stealing N6,500 from his sick friend, Gbenga
Aji, an applicant and resident of Daki-Biyu Village in the FCT, was
charged with theft, an offence which contravened the provisions of
Section 287 of the Penal Code.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Simon Emmanuel, told the court that Ogunsakin,
the nominal complainant, reported the matter at the Life Camp Police
Station on Sept. 9.
Emmanuel said that the complainant had solicited the assistance of
the accused to take him to a native doctor to treat him of an ailment.
He added that while they were on the way to the native doctor, the
complainant’s sickness worsened and he slumped and became unconscious.
The prosecutor said that after he was revived, the complainant discovered that the N6,500 which was in his pocket was missing.
He said, "when the complainant asked the accused about the missing money, he denied any knowledge of it.
"However, the complainant insisted that it was just the two of them there.’’
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the one-count charge.
The Senior Magistrate, Hajiya Asma’u Akanbi, granted bail to the
accused in the sum of N10 000 with two reliable sureties in like sum and
adjourned the case to Oct. 10 for further hearing.