Theft of customer’s phone lands TV repairer in court

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A 25-year-old man, Tijani Momoh of Aso Mararaba, on Thursday appeared in a Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, for alleged theft of two phones valued N18,000.
Prosecutor Friday Adaji told the court that Elizabeth Amune of Aso B Mararaba, Nasarawa State, reported the matter at the Aso Police Station, Mararaba, on March 29.
Adaji said on the same day at about 1:30p.m. the complainant called the defendant to her house for him to repair her television.
He said as the defendant was leaving her house after repairing the television, he stole her two phones valued N18,000.
Adaji said during police interrogation the said phone was recovered from him.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Section 287 of the Penal Code, which attracts five years jail term, an option of fine or both.
The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Presiding Judge, Mr Albert Maga, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N60,000 and a surety in like sum.
He adjourned the case till April 12 for further hearing. (NAN)
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Mararaba(Nasarawa State), March 31, 2016(NAN) A 25-year-old engineer, Tijani Momoh, of Aso Mararaba, was on Thursday arraigned in a Mararaba Grade 1 Area Court, Aso Pada, for allegedly stealing two phones valued at N18,000.

The prosecutor, Cpl. Friday Adaji, told the court that one Elizabeth Amune of Aso B Mararaba, Nasarawa State, reported the matter at the Aso Police Station, Mararaba, on March 29.

Adaji said on the same day, at about 1:30p.m., the complainant called the accused to her house for him to repair her television.

He said as the accused was leaving her house after repairing the television, he stole her two phones valued at N18,000.

Adaji said during police interrogation, the said phone was recovered from him.

The prosecutor noted that the offence of theft contravened the provisions of Section 287 of the Penal Code.

The defendant however pleaded not guilty to the charge.

If found guilty, the accused could spend five years in prison with an option of fine or with both.

The Presiding Judge, Mr Albert Maga, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N60,000 and a surety in like sum and adjourned the case till April 12, for further hearing. (NAN)

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