Man remanded for allegedly refusing to pay for burukutu, pepper soup




A driver in Adamawa State, David Donald, has been remanded at a correctional centre in the capital, Yola, after he allegedly consumed large quantities of a local beer called burukutu and refused to pay for it.

The defendant also allegedly added two plates of fish pepper soup to his unpaid bills.

Donald, charged with cheating and arraigned before an Upper Area Court 4 sitting in Yola, was issued the remand order after he pleaded guilty to the offence contrary to Section 302 of the Penal Code Law.

David, who hails from Karin Lamido in Taraba State, was arraigned before the Ibrahim Musa-led Upper Area Court in Yola by the Adamawa State Police Command.

According to the police, David had on the 21st of February, 2024; at a local joint in Yola, ordered five plastic buckets of burukutu and two plates of fish pepper soup.

After consuming the beer and eating the fish pepper soup on the spot, he attempted to escape without paying. He was caught and subsequently handed over to the police.

The prosecuting police officer, Sgt Kabiru Abubakar, told the court that the defendant dishonestly collected the beer and pepper soup with a total value of N6,600 from Felicity Sunday and Linda Ali.

According to the prosecutor, the complainants reported the matter to the police, accusing the defendant of refusing to settle the bills.


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