In Abuja: Police arraign businessman charged with receiving stolen property

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Ibrahim, who resides at Jabi village, Abuja, is facing a one-count charged of receiving stolen property, contrary to Section 317.

The police on Tuesday arraigned a businessman, Nasiru Ibrahim, 25, in a Karmo Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, charged with receiving stolen iron rods.

Ibrahim, who resides at Jabi village, Abuja, is facing a one-count charged of receiving stolen property, contrary to Section 317 of the Penal Code.

The prosecutor, Mrs Florence Auhioboh, told the court that the matter was reported at Gwarinpa police station, Abuja, on May 9 by Hamisu Bappa of C Avenue, Gwarinpa.

Auhioboh said Mohammadu Jato and Mohammadu Gana of Road 444, Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja, stole 165 iron rods belonging to Bappa, valued at N396,000 on May 9 at about 9 p.m.

The prosecutor added that the defendant bought the stolen iron rods from Jato and Gana.

She noted that Ibrahim was still undergoing police investigation and the stolen rods were yet to be recovered.

However, the defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge against him and the prosecutor prayed the court to grant her a date to open the case again.

The judge, Mr Abubakar Sadiq, granted bail to the defendant in the sum of N100,000 and a surety in like sum.

He ordered that the surety should have a reasonable means of livelihood and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

Sadiq said the surety must present his current utility bills to the court registrar and adjourned the case till June 13 for hearing.



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