28-yr-old man appears in court for alleged theft

The defendant, who is standing trial on a count charge, resides at Jabi area, Abuja.

Court gavel

Earlier, the Police Prosecutor, Judith Obatomi, said one Ugomma Rita, of the same address with the defendant, reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station Abuja on March 9.

Obatomi said that the complainant alleged that sometimes in August 2016, she left the defendant as her childhood friend in her room and travelled to Lagos.

On her arrival, she discovered that her LG home theater, stabiliser, DSTV, shoes and her clothes, valued N120, 000 were missing.

The prosecutor said she called the defendant to confirm what happened but he switched off his phone.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge brought against him, saying that he was not aware of those items that were stolen.

However, the prosecutor said that the offence contravened Section 288 of the Penal Code.

The Judge, Alhaji Ahmed Ado, granted him bail in the sum of N20, 000 and one surety in like sum.

Ado said that the surety must be a worker in any corporate organisation and must have worked for five years and should reside within​ the court jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case till June 21 for further hearing.

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