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Electrician in court over alleged theft of government’s property

Abuja – AThe police on Wednesday arraigned a 44-year-old electrician, Emmanuel Onyenda, in a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, over alleged mischief and theft of a solar light panel box.

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Onyenda of Kado Estate, Abuja, is facing a two-count charge bordering on mischief and theft of government’s property, offences he denied committing.
The prosecutor, Mr Dalhatu Zannah, told the court that the complainant, Egbelo Williams of Tacha 1, Gwagwa Karmo, reported the matter at the Life Camp Police Station on April, 22.
Zannah alleged that on the same date, at about 7: p.m., the complainant parked his car at Jabi Primary School by the traffic light, from where he noticed the defendant vandalising government’s solar light panel box.
He alleged that the defendant dishonestly stole some fuses from the solar light panel box, which caused damage to the solar light.
The prosecutor said that the complainant immediately called a nearby police officer on duty, who arrested the defendant and took him to the station.
Zannah told the court that at the police station, the arresting officer, found on the defendant, 11 pieces of solar fuses which he could not give a satisfactory account of.
He said the offences contravened Sections 327 and 287 of the Penal Code.

The judge, Mr Abubakar Sadiq, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N20,000, with a surety in like sum and adjourned the matter until May 22 for hearing. (NAN)


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