Abuja phone snatcher busted


A man, Brown Cletus, on Friday, was arraigned before a Kado Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, for allegedly stealing a phone.

The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Cletus of Chafe, Apo, Abuja, is facing two counts of criminal breach of trust and cheating.

The prosecution counsel, Stanley Nwafoaku, told the court that the matter was reported at the Utako Police Station by the complainant, Sandra Meshack, of Utako village, Abuja, on December 31, 2022.

Nwafoaku further alleged that the defendant, on the same date at Utako village, approached the complainant to ask for her help to use her phone to make an urgent call.

The prosecutor also said when the complainant gave the defendant her Tecno phone, valued at N70,000, he ran away with it.

He added that when the defendant was later arrested, every effort to recover the phone proved abortive.

According to him, the offence contravened sections 312 and 322 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The judge, Muhammed Wakili, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N50,000 and a surety in like sum.

He directed that the surety must provide a passport photograph, any valid means of identification and a BVN printout from his bank.

Wakili adjourned the matter until March 23 for hearing.

Source: PUNCH

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