A 35-year-old electrician, Sunday Andrew has been arraigned before a Lugbe Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, presided over Aliyu Kagarko for allegedly stealing a plasma television and N18,000 cash.
The police charged Andrew of Jedu, Airport Road Abuja, with criminal trespass, house breaking and theft.
The prosecutor, Stanley Nwaforaku told the court that the complainant, Mr Boniface Chinedu of Lugbe, Zone 8 Abuja, reported the case at the Trade More Police Station on August 17, 2023.
Nwaforaku, who said that the defendant criminally trespassed into the complainant’s compound and broke into his house at Lugbe, Zone 8 without his consent, added that the defendant stole the complainant’s plasma television, N18,000 cash, gas cylinders, chargers and some clothings.
Nwaforaku explained that, in the process of escaping with the stolen item, the defendant was caught and the stolen items were recovered from him.
The prosecutor said that during police investigation, the defendant made a confessional statement, adding that the offence contravened Sections 348, 354 and 287 of the Penal Code.
The Judge, Kagarko admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 and a surety in like sum, just as he also ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.
Kagarko adjourned the case until August 25 for further hearing.