The police have arraigned two men, Musa Abubakar, 33, and Mohammed Dahiru, 36, of Dei-Dei village, Abuja, in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ court, for allegedly receiving a stolen motorcycle.
The prosecutor, Insp. Jeremiah Elijah, told the court that on May 31 a team of policemen attached to Lugbe Divisional Headquarters, Abuja, arrested the accused persons.
He said the accused were arrested by the team led by Insp. Abah Peter, while they were investigating a case of theft which was earlier reported to the division.
According to Elijah, on May 30, Bashir Lawal, of Zone T, Lugbe, reported that on May 29, his motorcycle was snatched by three men, Abdullahi Musa, Sanni Dankatsina, and Aliyu Babatunde.
He said that the three men and some others, now at large, snatched Lawal’s motorcycle at about 10p.m. at Pyakasa Village, Airport Road, Abuja.
Elijah said Musa, Dankatsina and Babatunde were known in the area for motorcycle theft, and that the stolen motorcycle was found with Abubakar and Dahiru.
He also said that during police investigation, the accused admitted to the crime and confessed to being in the act of receiving stolen property from criminals.
According to the prosecutor, the duo are standing trial for joint act and receiving stolen properties which is contrary to sections 79, and 317 of the Penal code respectively,
The two accused pleaded not guilty.
The judge, Mrs Binta Dogonyaro, granted them bail in the sum of N100,000 with two reliable sureties each in like sum who must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.
She said that the sureties must depose an affidavit of means with the court’s registry, and adjourned the case till August 5. (NAN)