The police on Friday arraigned an applicant, Babayo Ahmed, 29, in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for theft.
He is alleged to have stolen a perfume in a store at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
The prosecutor, Cpl. Monday Akor, said Mary Willis of Chemonlly Pharmarcy and Store at Transcorp Hilton Hotel reported the accused at the Maitama Police Station, on Nov 4.
He said Willis told the police that on the same day, at about 10.30 p.m., the accused entered the store and pretended he came to make a purchase.
According to Akor, the accused stole a perfume from the store which was later found in his possession.
He said the offence of theft is contrary to Section 287 of the Penal Code. If convicted, Ahmed shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years or with fine or both.
The accused pleaded not guilty.
The judge, Mrs Binta Dogonyaro, granted the accused bail in the sum of N50,000 with one reasonable surety who must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.
She said both the accused person and the surety must deposit their passport photographs with the court’s registry.
Dogonyaro adjourned the case until Jan. 20. (NAN)