The police on Friday arraigned one Kabiru Garba of no fixed address in a Minna Magistrates’ Court for alleged breach of trust.
Garba is standing trial on a two-count charge of criminal breach of trust and cheating, offences that contravened the provisions of Sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.
The Prosecutor, Insp. Emmanuel Danladi, had told the court that one Iliya Musa of Sardauna Motors, Minna, reported the matter at the police station on Sept. 8.
Danladi quoted the complainant as alleging that the defendant deceitfully collected his car valued at N650, 000 on the pretext that he had a buyer.
The complainant said Garba remitted only N230, 000 to him after he sold the car and kept the balance.
The defendant denied committing the offences, while the prosecutor asked for an adjournment to enable the police conclude investigation.
Magistrate Maryam King granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000 and a surety in like sum.
King said the surety must be a civil servant, not below grade level 14, who resides within the court’s jurisdiction.