Businessman docked for allegedly attempting to steal high-tension electrical cable

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A 28-year-old businessman, Fidelix Udile on Friday appeared in an Upper Area Court, Zuba, FCT, for allegedly attempting to steal high–tension electrical cable.

The police charged Udile, who lives in Sabo Iddo village, Abuja with joint act and attempt to commit an offence.

The prosecution counsel, Chinedu Agada, told the court that the complainant, Ibrahim Musa reported the matter at the Iddo Police Station on Jan. 16.

Agada said the defendant and two others at large, attempted to steal electrical high tension wires.

He said when the defendant was caught , he could not give satisfactory account of himself.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 79 and 95 of the Penal Code.

The defendant pleaded not guilty.

The defence counsel, Okide Okechukwu prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms, citing sections 162 and 158 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).

The judge, Gambo Garba, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100, 000 with one surety in like sum.

Garba ordered that the surety must reside within the court’s jurisdiction.

He adjourned the case until March 4 for hearing.