Police arraign man in court for alleged theft
Okocha is facing charges of criminal conspiracy and theft.
The Police Prosecutor, Urom Otu, told the court that the matter was reported at the Apo Police Station by Irene Onye of Wumba village, Apo, Abuja, on May 17.
He said that Okocha and Bulus Lunkat, now at large, who are the plaintiff’s employees, conspired and stole eight alloy-reams, special iron, Dyna radiator and some wires, all valued at N120, 000.
The prosecutor said that during the police investigation into the matter, Okocha admitted to committing the offence and confessed to have sold the items to an unknown person.
He further said that all efforts to recover the items proved abortive, adding that the offence contravened Sections 289 and 97 of the Penal Code.
However, Okocha in court, denied committing the offence and the judge, Alhaji Umar Kagarko, granted the defendant N150, 000 bail and one surety in like amount.
He adjourned the case to July 28 for hearing.
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