Student in court over alleged theft of phone, laptop

By Alabidun, Shuaib Abdulrahman

A 20-year-old student, Bawa Jeremiah has been arraigned on Monday in a Daura Road Chief Magistrates’ Court in Kaduna for alleged theft of phone and laptop.

Jeremiah, a resident of Gbangyi village in Kaduna is being tried for conspiracy and stealing.

The Prosecutor, Sgt. Luka Yilgi told the court that Joseph Ikechukwu of Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna reported the matter at Sabon Gari Police Station on May 30.

Yilgi said that the defendant conspired with one Umar Mohammed now at large and broke into the apartment of the complainant, to steal a laptop and phone all valued at N200, 000.

He said that the defendant was caught by the complainant’s neighbour who saw him and his accomplice acting in a dubious manner.

The prosecutor said that the defendant’s accomplice escaped with the phone and laptop while he was apprehended and taken to police station for further questioning.

He said the offence contravened Sections 271 and 302 of the Penal Code Laws of Kaduna State.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The Magistrate, Mr Ibrahim Sidi, granted bail to the accused in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He said the surety must reside within the jurisdiction of the court and must submit two recent passport photographs.

Sidi adjourned the case until June 18, for hearing.

Source: NAN