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Published On: Sun, Apr 6th, 2014

Police arraign dry cleaner for criminal trespass, theft

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The police yesterday arraigned a dry cleaner, Uche Nwachukwu, 25, of New Nyanya in Nasarawa state, in an Abuja Magistrates’ Court, for criminal trespass and theft.

The police prosecutor, Cpl. Monday Akor, told the court that one Ekwuleme Nnaemaka of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Maitama, reported the case at Maitama Police Station on March 29.

Akor alleged that the accused stole the master key to the complainant’s room in November, 2013 and used it to open the room and stole several items.

According to him, the accused stole a wallet containing Zenith and Eco bank ATM cards, National Identification Card, NYSC identity Card, Driver’s Licence, Ipad, Z10 Blackberry phone and N200, 000.

Akor said investigation showed that the accused sold the phone to unknown person at Wuse Market at N20, 000, adding that the SIM card was recovered from him.

The prosecutor said the offence contravened the Penal Code.

The Magistrate, Mrs Chinyere Nwecheonwu, admitted the accused to bail for N200, 000 with two sureties.

Nwecheonwu said one of the sureties must be a businessman in either textile or fabric industry or must show means of identification, while the other should be a civil servant. She said that both sureties must be resident within the court’s jurisdiction and adjourned the case until April 30 for hearing. (NAN)

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