The police have arraigned Chikeze Chukwuka, 31, of Jabi village, Abuja, in a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ court, for alleged criminal breach of trust and cheating.
The prosecutor, Cpl Francis Tanko, told the court that on June 7, one Daniel Ikechukwu of Kubwa reported the matter at Wuse police station.
He said that Ikechuckwu entrusted the accused with his blackberry phone to sell for him.
The prosecutor said the accused sold the phone for N22,000 but failed to remit the money to Ikechuckwu.
He said that the offence contravened sections 312 and 322 of the Penal code respectively.
Section 312 stipulates an imprisonment of seven years, a fine or with both, while Section 322 provides an imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, a fine or with both as punishment for offenders.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge against him.
The Senior Magistrate, Chukwuemeka Ubari, granted the accused bail in the sum of N15, 000 with a surety who he said must be resident within the jurisdiction of the court.
Ubari then adjourned the matter until July 7. (NAN)