Man To Pay N50,000 Bail For Stealing N6,000 Phone


Agency report

For allegedly stealing a phone worth N6,000 and N1,000 cash, an Egor Magistrates’ Court in Benin has slammed a N50,000 bail on a 20-year-old man.

The accused, Joshua Innocent, was brought to the court by the Police for stealing one Itel mobile phone handset and the cash from one Akpobome Blessing.

The Prosecutor, Cpl. Ayo Augustine, told the court that the accused with others now at large, committed the offence on 25 November. It was said to have happened at Ekosodin Quarters, Benin.
Augustine alleged that the accused stole one Itel handset valued at N6,000 and N1,000 cash from their victim.

He said the accused had one HP laptop without receipt in his possession at the time he was arrested, which was also suspected to be stolen.

Augustine said the offence contravened section 390 (9) and 430 of the Criminal Code.

The accused pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and stealing.

The Magistrate Mr F.E. Akhere granted the accused person N50,000 bail and a surety in like sum who must be gainfully employed.

Akhere adjourned the case till December 12 for hearing.

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