A 38-year-old woman, Mary Irabor, was on Tuesday arraigned in an Oredo Magistrates’ Court in Benin for stealing a grinding machine. The Prosecutor, ASP Sylvester Omor, said that the accused along with others now at large, committed the offence on Aug. 22, at No. 741 East Circular road, Benin.
Omor told the court that the grinding machine that was valued at N35,000 , was the property of one Janet Iria. He said that the accused also obtained credit facility of N120, 480 under false pretext from one Evelyn Edobor.
The prosecutor said the offences contravened sections 516, 419 (1) (a) and 390 (4) (a) of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. ll laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, as applicable in Edo.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the three-count charge of conspiracy, fraud and stealing. The Magistrate, Mrs C.A. Nwoha, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50, 000 and a surety in like sum. Nwoha adjourned the case till Nov. 27 for hearing.