Police arraign trader for allegedly stealing electronics worth N191,500

The police on Thursday arraigned a 25-year-old trader, Kolawole Dare, in a Chief Magistrates’ Court, Wuse Zone 6, Abuja, for allegedly stealing electronics worth N191,500.

Dare, who resides at Efab Estate, Lokogoma, Abuja, is charged with criminal trespass, house-breaking and theft.

He, however, denied the charge.

The prosecution counsel, Donatus Abah, told the court that the complainant, Okechukwu Orama, who resides in Efab Estate, Lokogoma, Abuja, reported the matter at the Apo Police Station, Abuja, on Aug.23.

Abah alleged that the defendant criminally trespassed into a three bedroom flat within the Estate and stole an LG flat screen TV, computer monitor, two compressors, a GOTV decoder, microwave, audio wire , a surround sound system, all valued at at N191,500.

The prosecutor further alleged that during police investigation, the computer monitor was recovered from the defendant.

Abah added that the defendant also admitted to committing the crime.

He said the offence contravened the provisions of sections 348, 354 and 287 of the Penal Code.

Magistrate Abdulmajid Oniyangi admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N200, 000 with a reliable surety in like sum.

Oniyangi adjourned the case until Oct. 7 for hearing. 

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