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House boy remanded for stealing N1.1m household items

Abuja – A house-boy, Nufi Mamur, 25, was on Monday remanded in prison by an Abuja Area Court for allegedly stealing household items worth N1,136,000.

The Area Court Judge, Mr Abdul Mohammed, said the accused should remain in prison pending the completion of police investigations.

Mamur had been arraigned on a one-count charge of theft, which the Police prosecutor, Insp. Egwu Clement, said contravened Section 289 of the Penal Code.

Clement told the court that one Mr Silva Opusunju, of House 8, 23 Crescent, Efab Estate, Life Camp had reported Mamur on Jan. 1, at the Life Camp Police Station.

Clement alleged that the accused had stolen from the house a Panasonic stereo system valued at N250, 000, a video cassette recorder worth N150,000 and a 42-inch plasma television valued at N130,000.

Others items allegedly stolen are two standing fans; N78, 000, one industrial fan; N52, 000, kitchen pots; N68, 000, executive dishes; N170, 000, jugs; N68, 000 and N170, 000 cash.

Mamur, however, pleaded not guilty and the prosecutor prayed the court for an adjournment.

Clement also prayed the court not to grant the accused bail, stating that the case was still under police investigations.

He alleged that the items stolen by the accused were many, and needed to be recovered.

The Judge granted the prosecutor’s prayer and ordered the suspect to be remanded in prison till March 27, when the case would come up for hearing. (NAN)


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