Court grants bail to 23-year-old lady who allegedly received stolen phone as gift

The 23-year-old defendant was arraigned for dishonestly receiving the phone and for being in possession of the mobile phone suspected to have been stolen.

The Presiding Judge, Mr Hassan Ishaq, granted her bail in the sum of N200,000 with a reasonable surety in like sum.

Ishaq said the surety must be a civil servant on not be less than grade level 10 in the civil service and must submit copies of his last appointment letter, official identity card and last promotion letter.

He also said that the surety must reside within the jurisdiction of the court and should submit drivers’ licence and passport photographs to the court.

Earlier, the Prosecutor, Abdulmalik Taiwo, had told the court that the Police Force Headquarters, FCT, was notified of the matter through formal complaint of armed robbery from Abdulsalam Olalekan on June 30.

He said that Olalekan reported on June 30 that he was robbed of his car, a techno phone, a HP laptop and other valuables worth N3. 5 million along Kaduna-Abuja expressway.

He added that the police tracked the techno phone and it was found in possession of the defendant who resided in Kaduna State.

He told the court that the techno phone was part of items stolen from the complainant during the armed robbery.

He explained that during police interrogation, the defendant confessed to have received the phone as gift from Chukwuma Ekwe, her friend, noting that the offences contravenes sections 317 and 319 of the Penal code.

Taiwo also said that the matter was still being investigated by police to arrest the others whorobbed Olalekan.

After listening to the charges, the defendant pleaded not guilty and the matter was adjourned till November 16 for hearing.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Here are the 5 worst cities to live in Africa, according to Economist Intelligence Unit report

Here are the 5 worst cities to live in Africa, according to Economist Intelligence Unit report

10 African countries with the largest foreign exchange reserves

10 African countries with the largest foreign exchange reserves

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Top 10 happiest countries in Africa in 2022

Top 10 happiest countries in Africa in 2022

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

These 6 countries have the highest unemployment rates in Africa

These 6 countries have the highest unemployment rates in Africa

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job