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Bus conductor, arraigned for stealing N18,000 granted bail of N50,000

Abuja – The police on Monday arraigned one bus conductor, John Benson, 18, of Lugbe bus stop, before the Wuse Zone 2, Senior Magistrates’ Court, for alleged joint act and theft.

The Police Prosecutor, Mr Anigbo Paul, told the court that, one Eucharia Igwe, of Zone 7, Lugbe, Abuja, reported the matter to the Lugbe police station on Jan. 30.

“The accused and one Dickson, now at large, jointly snatched her bag containing a blackberry phone valued at N18,000, an ID card, a GT Bank ATM card and N650.’’

The prosecutor added that the accused was caught on the spot and confessed during police investigation that they stole the bag.

He said the offences contravened Sections 287 and 97 of the Penal Code.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty when the charges were read to him in court.

The Magistrate, Mrs Binta Dogonyaro,  granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 and a surety in like sum.

She added that the surety must be a responsible citizen with a means of livelihood and must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.

Dogonyaro adjourned the case to Feb. 26 for hearing. (NAN)


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