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Police arraign man for stealing N6,500 from sick friend

25 September 2013, 15:25

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 Ogunsakin.

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.


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