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Published On: Fri, Nov 7th, 2014

Man docked for attempting to steal car

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A 44-year-old man, Hamza Usman, was on Thursday charged before a Gudu Upper Area Court in the FCT for allegedly attempting to steal a car.

Usman, whose address is unknown, is facing a charge of attempted theft.

The prosecutor, Insp. Steve Okwuagbor told the court that the accused committed the offence on Oct. 30 at the complainant’s house at Plot 540, behind Dunamis Church, Area 1, Abuja.

According to him, the complainant, Mr. Elisha Barnabas, caught the accused while opening the bonnet of a Toyota car parked in front of his house.

“The complainant raised an alarm and the accused immediately ran away. He was given a hot chase and was immediately apprehended,’’ he explained.

Okwuagbor said the offence contravened Section 95 of the Penal Code.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The judge, Umar Kagarko, admitted the accused to a bail of N20, 000 with a surety, who must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

Further hearing in the case has been fixed for December 5. (NAN)


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